A jury composed of the Babylon editorial board and the journal editors agreed that Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn’s article «Å gjøre vann til olje: Kolonitidens betydning for den italiensk-libyske oljeindustrien» was the best article by a pre-PhD researcher in the 2019 editions of Babylon – Nordic journal of Middle Eastern Studies.

The article was based on the research from his MA thesis written at PRIO.

The Babylon prize has been handed out annually since 2009.

Congratulations Mathias!