Lori Awarded Best Book By APSA MENA Politics Section

Offshore Citizens: Permanent “Temporary” Status in the Gulf, the latest book by Noora Lori, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, has been awarded the best book award by the American Political Science Association (APSA) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Politics Section.

APSA MENA Politics Section grants two awards under the APSA MENA Politics Section Award for Best Book. The first is warded for the best book published in the prior calendar year, and the second is for the best book on MENA politics by a first-time author. Lori was awarded for the former category. Work utilizing any methodological, theoretical, and empirical tools for the study of the politics of the Middle East and North Africa are considered for the award. 

The announcement of the MENA Politics Section award winners can be read on APSA MENA’s website.

Noora Lori’s research broadly focuses on the political economy of migration, the development of security institutions and international migration control, and the establishment and growth of national identity systems. She is particularly interested in the study of temporary worker programs and racial hierarchies in comparative perspective. Regionally, her work examines the shifting population movements accompanying state formation in the Persian Gulf, expanding the study of Middle East politics to include historic and new connections with East Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Lori is the Founding Director of the Pardee School Initiative on Forced Migration and Human Trafficking. Read more about Professor Lori on her faculty profile