Prizes and Honors

2018 Prize Competition

Call for Submissions:

Syrian Studies Association Prizes for Outstanding Dissertation and Article on Syria

In order to promote and highlight excellence in research, the Syrian Studies Association each year awards prizes for the best writing on Bilad al-Sham until 1918 and on Syria in the period following.

In 2018, the SSA seeks submissions for the most outstanding doctoral dissertation filed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018, and the most outstanding article or book chapter published between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

In order to be considered for the prize, candidates must join the association. Information about the Syrian Studies Association is available on our website

Prize Winners

2015 2014
2013 2012
2011 2010
2009 2008
2007 2006
2005 2004
2003 2002
2001 2000
1999 1998

Submissions in languages other than English are welcomed.

Dissertations and articles should be sent electronically.

The deadline for submissions is July 15, 2018. All submissions should be sent to Malissa Taylor, Chair of the Prize Committee. Winners will be announced at the SSA annual meeting in November 2018. Inquiries should be directed to Malissa Taylor.

Chair of Prize Committee

Assistant Professor Malissa Taylor
Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Judiac and Near Eastern Studies
Herter Hall 744
161 Presidents Drive
University of Massachusetts Amherst


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