Brittany Barrineau, CAORC Fellow at ACOR, Fall 2016

Brittany Barrineau is a Ph.D. candidate in Geography at the University of Kentucky and an ACOR-CAORC Fellow in the fall of 2016. Her research project, “Exporting Heritage and Highlighting Politics: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Production in...

Jordan and the Administrative Legacy of the Umayyads

At the crossroads of numerous, sometimes overlapping and intersecting empires and civilizations, Jordan has become the final resting place for a dizzying array of historical and archaeological treasures. While dotted by the better-known and oft-studied...

Steven Schaaf, ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017

Steven Schaaf is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the George Washington University and an ACOR-CAORC fellow in fall 2017. His research focuses on the comparative analysis of administrative courts in Jordan, Palestine and...

Tareq Ramadan

Tareq Ramadan, 2014–2015 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Tareq Ramadan is researching Umayyad-era coins, seals, weights, documents and other inscribed objects in Jordan. He is interested in reconstructing  the political and economic environment of the Umayyad culture in...

From Virginia to the Dead Sea: Lieutenant William Francis Lynch and the 21st Century

In preparation for ACOR’s 50th Anniversary and twenty-five years after I first ‘discovered’ Lieutenant Lynch, I finally visited him. Commodore Lynch rests, posthumously, in Baltimore’s famous Greenmount Cemetery, less than ten miles from my home...

Sarah Islam, CAORC Fellow at ACOR, Fall 2016

Sarah Islam is a Ph.D. candidate in the History department at Princeton University and a CAORC Fellow at ACOR in the fall of 2016. Her research project, “The Evolution of Blasphemy as Legal Category in...

When Bread Is More than Just Bread

Bakeries lie at the center of communal life in Jordan’s cities and towns. They mark daily rhythms and movements in countless neighborhoods. The subsidized bread they dispense is crucial to the subsistence of many of...

Patricia Ward, ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017

Patricia "Trish" Ward is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Boston University and an ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017. Her research looks at questions related to humanitarian aid, migration management, and labor in contexts considered crisis...

José Ciro Martínez

José Ciro Martínez, 2015–2016 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow José Ciro Martínez is a pre-doctorate Fellow at ACOR conducting research in Jordan until December 2015. He is completing his Ph.D. in the Department of Politics and International Studies...

Omar Attum, ACOR-CAORC Postdoctoral Fellow, Summer 2018

Omar Attum is an Associate Professor of Biology at Indiana University Southeast (IUS).   His scholarly activity centers around his passion for conservation of wildlife in the Middle East, Saharan and Arabian deserts, and the...
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