Congratulations to Professor Renata Holod!

In recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the training and support of others in Middle East studies, Professor Renata Holod has been awarded the 2020 MESA Mentoring Award. 

Her nominating materials included letters of support from some of Holod’s earliest — and some of her most recent — students. Over her almost fifty years of teaching at the University of Pennsylvania as professor of Islamic art and architecture in the History of Art department, she has directly advised 24 Ph.D. dissertations, and has served as a committee member for at least  27 more. Her former students are placed in universities, museums, and cultural heritage organizations throughout the globe.

Click here to read the full announcement from the Middle East Studies Association.