Associate Professor Emeritus, graduate student win MESA awards
A University professor and a graduate student in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations have received prestigious awards from the Middle East Studies Association.
Richard Chambers, Associate Professor Emeritus in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, received the 1998 Service Award of the Middle East Studies Association for his long years of service to many organizations and individuals engaged in Turkish studies.
Doctoral student Marion Katz received the 1998 Malcolm Kerr Award for the best dissertation on the Middle East in the Humanities. It was awarded to Katz for her dissertation titled Purified Companions: The Development of the Islamic Law of Ritual Purity.