The Modern Language Association of America announced it is awarding its 28th annual Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book to two authors and two honorable mentions. GISC Director, Dr. Aliyah Khan was awarded an honorable mention for her first book Far from Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean, published by Rutgers University Press and the University of the West Indies Press. See the committee’s citation of Dr. Aliyah’s book below: