Understanding Aid Work

Place Matters: Understanding Aid Work in Jordan through Cafe Interviews Patricia “Trish” Ward is an ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017 and a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Boston University. Her research looks at questions related to humanitarian...

Patrick Adamiak

Patrick Adamiak, 2013–2014 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Patrick Adamiak was an ACOR pre-doctorate fellow conducting research in Jordan until December 2014. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of...

Khirbat Iskandar—A New View of Urbanism in Early Bronze Age Jordan

Recent ACOR-CAORC fellow and senior archaeologist Suzanne Richard writes below about how her ongoing excavations at the central Jordan site of Khirbat Iskander are revising long-held views of the Early Bronze Age urban collapse. In the...

Michael Morris, ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow Fall 2018

Michael Morris is an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow in fall 2018, currently working to conserve two marble Aphrodite figures found at Petra’s North Ridge Excavations conducted under ACOR Board members S. Thomas Parker and Megan Perry....

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...

Framing Jordan: The Country Inside and Outside the Camera

Recent ACOR-CAORC fellow George Potter writes about his current research into Jordanian films and the social geography of locations in Jordan and Palestine included in those films.  As I finish my research in Jordan, much of...

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...

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...

Jennifer Olmsted, ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow Fall 2018

Jennifer Olmsted is an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow in fall 2018. She is a Professor of Economics and Business and the Director of the Social Entrepreneurship Semester at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Her research...

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...
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