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14 · JULY · 2023

The Fred Halliday Award 2023

The second edition of the Fred Halliday Award was celebrated within the framework of the Barcelona Summer School of the Mediterranean and Middle East, a joint initiative of IBEI (Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals), Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull, (Faculty of Communications and International Relations)IEMED and DIPLOCAT.

The ceremony was held on July 3 at CCCB after the keynote lecture by Jamie Allinson (Edinburgh University), the winner of the Award in 2022Revolution and Counter-Revolution in the Middle EastThe event was conducted by the Academic Director of the School Umut Özkırımlı, Senior Research Fellow at IBEI, Professor at Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull and Senior Research Associate at CIDOB.

▶️ The full event is available in video here.

The award was given to Sherine Hafez, Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Middle East and Islamic Cultures at the University of California, Riverside. Hafez’s research focuses on Islamic movements and gender studies in Arab, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cultures. She is the author of the award-winning book, Women of the Midan, The Untold Stories of Egypt’s Revolutionaries (Indiana University Press, 2019) which discusses Egypt’s revolutionary women and gendered corporeal resistance in the Middle East.

Her published volumes includes, An Islam of Her Own: Reconsidering Religion And Secularism In Women's Islamic Movements (New York University Press, 2011) and, The Terms of Empowerment: Islamic Women Activists in Egypt (2003). She has co-edited, Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: Into the New Millennium, (Indiana University Press, 2013) and was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies. She is past president of the Association of Middle East Anthropologists, the current President Elect of the Association of Middle East Women's Studies and a Fulbright scholar who was awarded for her scholarship on Arab Sicily.

This award aims to commemorate Fred Halliday’s tremendous contributions to the field of International Relations. This award is created to recognize and support an outstanding mid-career scholar whose research focuses on the study of the Mediterranean and/or the Middle East. More information

The winner was selected by an international committee of experts:

Congratulations, Sherine!