Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh Wins IASFM Lisa Gilad Prize for Research on Faith and Humanitarianism

09 January, 2013

Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh has won the Lisa Gilad Prize for 'the most innovative and thoughtful contribution to the advancement of refugee studies' in 2011 and 2012 awarded by the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM).

The prize was awarded at the 2013 biennial IASFM meeting in Koltata in recognition of Dr Fiddian-Qasmiyeh's article 'The Pragmatics of Performance: putting 'faith' in aid in the Sahrawi refugee camps', which was published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies which Dr Fiddian-Qasmiyeh edited on Faith-Based Humanitarianism in Contexts of Forced Displacement in 2011 (Vol 24, No. 3).

Dr Fiddian-Qasmiyeh is Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration.