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...

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...

Southern Jordan’s Medieval Copper Industry

Ian W. N. Jones was an ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017.  He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. He writes below about his research into copper production in the...

The Biodiversity Value of Archaeological Sites

Omar Attum was an ACOR-CAORC Post Doctoral Fellow in Summer 2018.  He is an Associate Professor of Biology at Indiana University Southeast (IUS).  His scholarly activity centers around his passion for conservation of wildlife in...

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...

Producing Extra Virginity in Jordan

Brittany Barrineau, ACOR-CAORC pre-doctoral fellow for 2016–2017, writes below about her research into the social, political, and economic forces that are transforming Jordan’s traditional but rapidly evolving olive oil industry.  The olive harvest festival in...

Christian C. Sahner

Christian Sahner, 2013–2014 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Christian C. Sahner is an ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctorate Fellow pursuing research in Jordan between June and August 2014. He is completing his Ph.D. in the Department of History at Princeton on...

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...

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...

Michael Vincente Perez, CAORC Senior Fellow at ACOR, Fall 2016

Dr. Michael Vincente Perez is a professor of anthropology at the University of Washington in Seattle and in the fall of 2016 he is an ACOR-CAORC Senior Fellow. His research project, titled “Surviving Statelessness: Gaza...
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