WHOME Mentor Prize Call for Nominations

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WHOME Mentor Prize Call for Nominations 
 
WHOME (Women Historians of the Middle East) is an intellectual and professional group for for women and gender non-conforming scholars working in Middle East Studies. Scholars invested in raising the profile of other scholars, in providing mutual aid, mentorship, or supporting scholarship on women, gender, or sexuality are encouraged to join. 
 
One of the goals of WHOME is to cultivate mentorship connections. However, the mentorship of students and colleagues is often hidden and devalued in service assessments by departments and universities. In an effort to recognize the importance of mentorship in producing scholarship and building academic community, the WHOME Prize Committee is pleased to continue the Mentorship Award that was inaugurated in 2020 with Ellen Fleischmann being the first recipient and Julia Clancy-Smith receiving it in 2021. This award recognizes the mentorship that faculty at all stages of their careers and at all types of institutions provide to graduate students and colleagues. Please consider nominating your mentor or colleague for this award. You may submit one nomination per year. 
 
Nomination criteria: The nominees must be faculty. They may be at any type of institution (community college, teaching-intensive, research-focused), may be at any stage of their careers, and may hold any type of faculty position (part-time, adjunct, TT/T). 
 
Nomination process: Please submit a nomination letter that details examples of the type of mentorship provided by the faculty member and the impact of that mentorship on the personal, professional, or academic development of others. Submit your nominations no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on November 1, 2022: contact  contactwhome@gmail.com
 
Selection criteria: The winner of the prize will be selected based on the evidence of mentorship activity and impact provided in the nomination letters.