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...

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...

Between Past and Present at Bir Madhkur

Archaeologist and recent ACOR-CAORC Fellow Andrew M. Smith II writes below about his ongoing research at the important Nabataean-Roman site of Bir Madhkur in Jordan's Wadi Araba and how USAID SCHEP has been supporting efforts...

“Call me Galib”: Navigating Gender as a Local Humanitarian Aid Worker

Rawan Arar was a pre-doctoral ACOR-CAORC Fellow for the spring of 2018. She earned a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California San Diego soon after the fellowship, and she is currently a postdoctoral fellow...

Alex Brey

Alex Brey, 2014–2015 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Alex Brey is an ACOR-CAORC pre-doctorate  fellow who is enrolled in a  Ph. D. program in the Department of Art History at Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia.  A few years...

Ian W. N. Jones, ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017

Ian W. N. Jones is a Ph.D. candidate in the Anthropology program at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and an ACOR-CAORC Fellow in fall 2017. His research project is titled “Economy, Society, and...

Catherine Maier, Groot Memorial Fellow, Summer 2016

Catherine Maier is an undergraduate in Anthropology at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Her passion for geology and archaeology led her to apply for the Groot Fellowship to join excavations at Wadi Qattafi and...

Palestinian Reproductive Death and Life during the British Mandate

Dr. Frances S. Hasso is an ACOR-CAORC Post Doctoral Fellow in residence at ACOR in the Spring of 2018. She is an Associate Professor in the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke with...

Gaza Refugees and the Reality of Statelessness

Recent ACOR-CAORC senior fellow Michael Perez writes below about his recent research on ex-Gaza refugees who are currently living without citizenship in Jordan. Dr. Perez is a professor of anthropology at the University of Washington in...

Amy Karoll, ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Spring 2019

Amy Karoll is a Ph.D. candidate in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles and an ACOR-CAORC Pre-doctoral Fellow in spring 2019. Prior to arrival at Amman, she was at...
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