Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies Book Award

In line with its mission, the Center has inaugurated a book award to be given every two years for the best scholarly monograph on topics in history, society, politics, economics, and cultures related to modern Iran and the Persian Gulf, broadly defined. The award will be granted by a committee of scholars of Iranian studies, appointed by the director of the center.

 

Established in 2014, the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies supports teaching and research on all aspects of Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University. We encourage a comprehensively interdisciplinary approach to advancing the understanding of the region, with special attention to its role and significance in the contemporary world. Our scholars and students explore a broad range of topics that address history, politics, /MAO economy, religion, literature, art and culture with a primary focus on the modem states that border the Persian Gulf. Promoting an inclusive approach, the Center supports innovative research projects, facilitates the production and dissemination of public knowledge about the region, and makes possible connections and conversations between scholarly communities.

In line with its mission, the Center has inaugurated a book award to be given every two years for the best scholarly monograph on topics in history, society, politics, economics, and cultures related to modern Iran and the Persian Gulf, broadly defined. The award will be granted by a committee of scholars of Iranian studies, appointed by the director of the center.

CRITERIA AND NOMINATION GUIDELINES

Nominations are accepted for scholarly monographs published in English not earlier than two years before the submission deadline. Books translated into English are also eligible if the translation is published not earlier than two years prior to the submission deadline.

Edited volumes and new editions of previously published books will not be considered for the award. Nominations are accepted from authors or publishers. In either case, a single-page nomination letter with the subject line Book Award Nomination must be sent as PDF using the Nominate button on this page or emailed to iran@princeton.edu. The letter must include the monograph's complete bibliographical information and a concise summary of the book's contribution to the field of Iranian and/or Persian Gulf Studies.

NOMINATIONS MUST BE MADE BY APRIL 1, 2022 (for books published after January 2020).

4 copies of the book must be sent to:

BOOK AWARD
c/o Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani
Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies
Princeton University 2-S-2
Green Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

BOOKS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE APRIL 30, 2022

The award will be announced at the 2022 AIS Biennial Conference in Salamanca, Spain. The author will receive $1000 and will either be invited to Princeton for a public presentation and a conversation with other scholars on the significance of the book or for a virtual book conversation. If the event is held on campus, it will be followed be a formal reception.