October 19, 2020
Professor Emerita Renata Holod is the recipient of the 2020 Mentoring Award from the Middle East Studies Association (MESA). The MESA Mentoring Award was established in 1995 and first given at MESA’s 1996 annual meeting. The award recognizes exceptional contributions retired faculty have made to the education and training of others. With this prestigious honor, Dr. Holod's peers recognize her enduring contributions to the field—and, in her case, several fields!—through her outstanding advising and mentorship. The news was first announced on October 12 at the award ceremony of MESA's annual meeting, which was followed by a virtual reception of Dr. Holod's numerous former students and colleagues.