Emanuela Bocancea

Emmanuela Bocancea, 2014–2015 Burton MacDonald & Rosemarie Sampson Fellow Emanuela Bocancea was awarded the Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship and was a scholar in residence at ACOR in the spring of 2014. Emanuela is completing...

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...

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...

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...

Mary Pancoast

Mary Pancoast, 2014–2015 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Mary Pancoast was a lawyer for civil and human rights programs in the U.S. and she worked with recent immigrants and immigrants with refugee status before returning to higher education...

NEH Fellow Dr. Aseel Sawalha researches “Amman’s Art Scene”

Reality shifts under an artist’s brush. Are urban communities also transformed by the presence of artists? This is one of the research questions pursued by Dr. Aseel Sawalha, a professor of anthropology at Fordham University in...

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...

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...

Austin “Chad” Hill

Austin "Chad" Hill, 2015–2016 CAORC Post Doctorate Fellow Chad Hill preparing to launch a fixed wing drone at Feifa, Jordan 2014   (Photo by Morag Kersel) Chad Hill is an archaeologist who specializes in the rapidly developing field of Unmanned...

Community Archaeology at Tall Hisban

Brittany Ellis was a Jennifer C. Groot Memorial Fellow in Summer 2018.  She is an A.B. candidate in Anthropology at Harvard University.  With the fellowship, she participated in the archaeological field school at Tall Hisban in...
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