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...

Between Past and Present at Bir Madhkur

Archaeologist and recent ACOR-CAORC Fellow Andrew M. Smith II writes below about his ongoing research at the important Nabataean-Roman site of Bir Madhkur in Jordan's Wadi Araba and how USAID SCHEP has been supporting efforts...

Elias Saba

Elias Saba, 2013–2014 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Elias Saba is an ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctorate Fellow pursuing his research in Jordan between January and May of 2014. He is currently researching the development in Islamic legal-theoretical thinking during the...

Lillian Frost, ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017

Lillian Frost is a Ph.D. Candidate in George Washington University’s (GWU) Political Science Department and an ACOR-CAORC Fellow for Fall 2017. Her research focuses on citizenship, refugees, nationalism, and political identity.   Lillian’s dissertation aims to explain...

Ali Hamdan

Ali Hamdan, 2015–2016 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Ali Hamdan is an ACOR-CAORC pre-doctorate Fellow conducting research in Jordan in the fall of 2015 until January 2016. He is completing his PhD. in the Department of Geography at...

The Levantine Early Bronze Age — An ACOR Video Lecture by Dr. Suzanne Richard

The ACOR Video Lecture Series provides accessible discussions of new research into the past and present of Jordan and the broader Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean worlds.  This video, adapted from the September 2016 ACOR...

Theresa Dazey

Theresa Dazey, 2013–2014 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Theresa Dazey is an ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctorate Fellow pursuing her research in Jordan between September 2013 and February 2014. Theresa studies the settlement of Circassian communities in the late 19th century,...

The Administrative Judiciary in Jordan

Steven Schaaf is an ACOR-CAORC Fellow and a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the George Washington University. His research focuses on the comparative analysis of administrative courts in Jordan, Palestine and Egypt. Below he writes about...

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