AMEWS Annual Meeting Secretary/treasurer's Report San Francisco, California: November, 17, 2001
Jamal, Amaney, The Middle East Women's Studies Review
The AMEWS Annual Program was held during the Middle East Studies Association Meetings. Many friends and members, new and old, attended this year's program. AMEWS is currently growing at a steady pace, attracting scholars who study gender, the Middle East, and Islam from all disciplines. We are very excited about the new vision and momentum AMEWS has today. Several issues were addressed and discussed at this year's meeting:
Miriam Cooke, Professor of Arabic at Duke University was introduced as incoming President. Special thanks and gratitude went to out-going President Sherifa Zuhur, for her very hard work, dedication and commitment to AMEWS.
Marcia Inhorn, Professor of Public Health at the University of Michigan was introduced as incoming Member-at-Large. And again much appreciation and thanks went to out-going Member-at-Large, Dawn Chatty.
The AMEWS-Sponsored Journal:
At this year's meeting, the Board of Directors announced that AMEWS would raise its membership fees to include the price of the new journal. (After further deliberation and consideration, the AMEWS board decided to postpone the journal initiative to a future date. As such' membership fees remain at their current rates.)
Susanne Dahlgren, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Helsinki was awarded the AMEWS Prize for her Essay: "Islam, Custom and Revolution in Aden: Reconsidering the Background to the Changes of the Early 1990s." The essay is forthcoming in Yemen into the 21st Century: Continuity and Change, edited by Kamil Mahdi and Anna Wuerth, (Reading: Ithaca). A Special Thanks to the AMEWS Prize Committee: Marilyn Booth, Miriam Cooke, and Amaney Jamal.
This year AMEWS sponsored its second Thematic Conversation, which attracted many interested participants. This year's theme focused on "Research Questions that have arisen in the last decade on the study of Gender and the Middle East." The Panel included: Yesim Arat-Pamuk, Azza Basarudin, Larry P. Goodson, Sondra Hale, Amaney Jamal, Margaret Jean Rausch, Amira El-Azhary Sonbol, and Sherifa Zuhur. …