Congratulations to University of Oxford's Sara Green and LSE's Ayman Triki for their prize-winning dissertations!
The field for the 2022 Algerian Studies Master's Dissertation Prize was strong with a diverse range of topics, but the judges were particularly impressed by Sara’s study of female colonial ethnography, which won first prize. The judges awarded second prize to Ayman’s analysis of the Maghreb cold war.
For Sara Green's prizewinning work, the judges remarked on the original approach to female colonial ethnography in the context of Algeria, and the Tuareg in particular. They commended the author’s sensitive consideration of the interaction between racial, religious and gender categories. Overall, the judges found the argument very eloquently written and an original contribution to a presently under-studied area.
For Ayman's dissertation, the judges were impressed with the author’s understanding of critical and ontological security approaches pertaining to the tensions that exist between Algeria and Morocco and the Western Saharan's plight for self-determination. The overall argument is coherent, methodologically sound and a valuable contribution to the literature on the topic.
Launched by the Society for Algerian Studies and the LSE Middle East Centre, this prize is aimed at Master’s students in the UK conducting research on Algeria. It is designed to encourage and celebrate outstanding research focussed on Algeria.
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Sara Green | University of Oxford
1st Prize: 'Tear off the veil that still hides mores, customs and ideas': Sexuality, Racialised Femininities and Problematising Islam in the French Algerian Ethnographic Imaginaire, 1881-1931
After completing an MSt in Global and Imperial History, Sara is currently a Dphil candidate in History at Oxford.
2nd Prize: The Endless Maghreb Cold War: Ontological Security, Algeria and the Protracted Western Sahara Conflict
Ayman recently graduated from LSE with an MSc in International Relations. His research interests include Ontological Security and Postcolonial Studies, having published work on these topics for E-International Relations and the LSE International Development Review.