2023 Alixa Naff Prize in Migration Studies Recipients


The Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is delighted to announce the winners of the 2023 Alixa Naff Prize in Migration Studies.

The annual prize 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 2023 Alixa Naff Book Prize is awarded to Dr. Melissa Gatter for her book, Time and Power in Azraq Refugee Camp. Dr. Melissa Gatter is a Lecturer in Anthropology and International Development at the University of Sussex.

The selection committee awarded Honorable Mention to Dr. Osman Balkan for his book, Dying Abroad: The Political Afterlives of Migration in Europe. Dr. Osman Balkan is Associate Director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Read the full announcement on the Khayrallah Center website.