2022 Alixa Naff Prize in Migration Studies Recipients


The Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 Alixa Naff Prize in Migration Studies.

The Alixa Naff Prize in Migration Studies recognizes outstanding scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on Middle East migrations, refugees, and diasporas. From a strong group of applicants, this year the selection committee awarded one prize and one honorable mention.

The 2022 Alixa Naff Prize is awarded to Dr. Mari Toivanen for her book The Kobane Generation: Kurdish Diaspora Mobilising in France. Dr. Mari Toivanen works as Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki, Finland (2020–2025).

The selection committee awarded Honorable Mention to Dr. Céline Regnard's book, En transit. Les Syriens à Beyrouth, Marseille, Le Havre, New York, 1880-1914. Dr. Regnard works in the TELEMMe research unit at the Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences de l'Homme, the University of Aix-Marseille. You can watch an interview with Dr. Regnard here.

Read the full announcement on the Khayrallah Center website.