Life After Collapse: Water and Environment in the Late Neolithic of Southern Jordan

Recent ACOR-CAORC fellow and archaeologist Kathleen Bennallack writes below about her current research in southern Jordan. During the 2015–16 academic year, I spent more than six months at ACOR conducting dissertation research—learning stone tool types...

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...

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,...

Vivian Laughlin, 2017—2018 Bikai Fellow

Ms. Vivian A. Laughlin is a Ph. D Candidate in the Institute of Archeology at Andrews University with a concentration in Ancient Near Eastern Archeology and Anthropology.  She is the Bikai fellow at ACOR for...

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...

Nationality, Class, and Iraqi Migrants in Jordan

Zachary Sheldon is an ACOR-CAORC Fellow and a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Chicago. He writes below about his ongoing research which is focused on the Iraqi communities living in Jordan and...

Rana B. Khoury, CAORC Fellow at ACOR Fall 2016-17

How do regular people respond and adapt to “major structural changes that upend normal social processes?” This question is at the heart of Rana B. Khoury’s work, which explores the new “normal” that civilians in...

Reading the Bones of Ottoman Era Hesban

My name is Emily Edwards, and I was a Pierre and Patricia Bikai fellow at ACOR in Summer 2018.  I am currently a student of Dr. Megan Perry in the Anthropology M.A. program at East...

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...

Mining Manuscripts of the Ottoman Archives

   Sarah Islam is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Princeton University and an ACOR-CAORC pre-doctoral fellow for 2015–2016. In order to complete her research project, which deals with the evolving historical discourse on blasphemy as...
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