OTSA Prize winners

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Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association

2021 Prize and Scholarship Winners


Halide Edip Adıvar Scholarship

Recipient: Sierra Klemann (University of California, Berkeley)

Recipient: Tristan Sam (Georgetown University)

Committee Members

Yeşim Bayar (St. Lawrence University) (chair)

Hale Yılmaz (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale)

Ahmet Aktürk (Georgia Southern University)

Aslıhan Gürbüzel (McGill University)

Senem Aslan (Bates College), OTSA Board member liaison



Sydney Fisher Graduate Student Paper Prize

Winner: Sharon Mizbani (Yale University), “Furnishing the Ottoman Empire: Crystal Objects in Sacred Spaces”

Committee Members

Kimberly Hart (SUNY Buffalo State College) (chair)

Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Gamze Cavdar (Colorado State University)

Will Smiley (University of New Hampshire), OTSA Board member liaison



Vangelis Kechriotis Memorial Travel Grant

Winner: Dimitris Stergiopoulos (University of California San Diego)

Committee Members

Panagiotis Poulos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) (chair)

Emily Neumeier (Temple University)

Etienne Charrière (Bilkent University)

Eyal Ginio (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Shirine Hamadeh (Koç University), OTSA Board member liaison


Ömer Lütfi Barkan Article Prize

Winner: Zozan Pehlivan (University of Minnesota), “El Niño and the Nomads: Global Climate, Local Environment, and the Crisis of Pastoralism in Late Ottoman Kurdistan,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of Orient 63 (2020).

Honorable Mention: Ana Sekulić (Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute), “From a Legal Proof to a Historical Fact: Trajectories of an Ottoman Document in a Franciscan Monastery, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 62 (2019).

Committee Members

Faisal Husain (Penn State University) (chair)

Melissa Bilal (University of California, Los Angeles)

Milena Methodieva (University of Toronto)

Aslı Bali (University of California, Los Angeles), OTSA Board member liaison


M. Fuad Köprülü Book Prize

Winner: Salih Can Açıksöz (University of California, Los Angeles) Sacrificial Limbs: Masculinity, Disability, and Political Violence in Turkey (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2019)

Committee Members

Stefan Winter (Université du Québec à Montréal/Koç University) (chair)

Rossitsa Gradeva (Institute for Balkan Studies with the Centre of Thracology)

Abdurrahman Atçıl (Sabancı University)

Giancarlo Casale (University of Minnesota), OTSA Board member liaison


With sincere thanks to all the prize committee members, and to all who submitted their books and papers or nominated their students! Prize submissions for 2022 will be announced on H-Turk and other OTSA social media platforms.

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