Narges Bajoghli and Ashante´M. Reese are the co-recipients of the 2020 Margaret Mead award. The Margaret Mead Award is presented to a younger scholar for a particular accomplishment such as a book, film, monograph, or service, which interprets anthropological data and principles in ways that make them meaningful and accessible to a broadly concerned public – skills for which Margaret Mead was admired widely.
Narges Bajoghli is honored for the book, Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic. Iran Reframed offers “an inside look at what it means to be pro-regime in Iran and the debates around the future of the Islamic Republic.”
Ashante´M. Reese is recognized for the book, Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C. Using a wide range of ethnographic fieldwork, Reese “documents racism and residential segregation in the nation’s capital but also tracks the ways transnational food corporations have shaped food availability.”