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The Talal Asad Award

The Award is named in honor of Talal Asad, one of the most distinguished and esteemed anthropologists of our time. An unconventional thinker Talal Asad’s works and ideas have inspired scholars across multiple disciplines, and contributed greatly to shaping the landscape of Anthropology, Sociology and the Humanities and Social Sciences at large. 

The Talal Asad Award for the Best Graduate Thesis aims to honor and carry forward his rich, vibrant and critical tradition of thinking in our department. 

Award Highlights:

  • Prestigious Recognition: The Award will be presented during the Annual Sociology Days in May 3-5, 2024.
  • Inspiring Excellence: The winner will receive a Citation Letter that recognizes academic merits and excellence.
  • Prize: 15,000 TL

Eligibility: All MA theses defended before occurrence of Sociology Days in May 2024 are eligible.

Jury Composition: A committee of three faculty members will review the nominations, focusing on academic excellence as the criterion for the award.