- Prof. Evren Savci, former MEIS and WGS faculty member who is now teaching at Yale University, for the publication of her book Queer in Translation: Sexual Politics under Neoliberal Islam (Duke University Press, 2021).
- Prof. Lucia Volk, for publishing "Enacting Citizenship" in the co-guest-edited open-access journal issue of Anthropology of the Middle East (Summer 2021) on States of Displacement of Middle Eastern Refugees. Together with Marcia C. Inhorn, Volk also co-edited Un-Settling Middle Eastern Refugees: Regimes of Exclusion and Inclusion in the Middle East, Europe and North America (Berghahn Books, 2021).
- Prof. Nicole Watts for the publication of her chapter "Street Protest and Opposition in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq" in The Cambridge History of the Kurds, edited by Hamit Borzaslan et al. (Cambridge University Press, 2021).