Najwa al-Qattan

Najwa al-Qattan is professor of Middle Eastern History at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She holds a BA in philosophy from the American University of Beirut, an MA in philosophy from Georgetown University, and a PhD in history from Harvard University. She is the recipient of awards and grants from SSRC, NEH, the Middle East Studies Association, and the Turkish Studies Association. She has published on the Ottoman Muslim court in Damascus and Beirut, the Jews and Christians of the Ottoman Empire, and the Ottoman Great War in journals and books, including the International Journal of Middle East Studies and Comparative Studies in Society and History.


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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