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Middle Eastern Studies Association honors two Princetonians

The Middle East Studies Association of North America has honored two recent graduate alumni for their dissertations.

Samer S. Shehata, a politics student who received his Ph.D. last year, won the 2000 Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the social sciences for his dissertation, "Plastic Sandals, Tea and Time: Shop Floor Politics and Culture in Egypt."

Mohammed Shahab Ahmed received an honorable mention for the Kerr award in humanities for "The Satanic Verses Incident in the Memory of the Early Muslim Community: An Analysis of the Early Riwayahs and their Isnads." He received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies in November 1999.

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