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...

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...

Susynne McElrone, ACOR-CAORC Postdoctoral Fellow, Fall 2017

Susynne McElrone, a historian studying late-Ottoman Palestine, is interested in rural socioeconomic history, land tenure, and the implementation of property-tenure reforms following the promulgation of the 1858 Land Code. Significantly, Ottoman property-tenure reforms in the...

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...

Frances Hasso, ACOR-CAORC Postdoctoral Fellow, Spring 2018

Frances S. Hasso is an Associate Professor in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University with secondary appointments in the faculties of Sociology and History. She is an Editor of the Journal of Middle...

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...

Zachary Sheldon, ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017

Zachary Sheldon is a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Chicago and an ACOR-CAORC Fellow in fall 2017. His research project is titled “Guests in the ‘Garden’: An Ethnography of the National Present among...

Patriots without Passports

Lillian Frost was an ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the George Washington University. Her research focuses on citizenship and refugee policies in Jordan. She writes below on...

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...

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...

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