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...

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...
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Who Were the People in the Neolithic Black Desert? — An ACOR Video Lecture

The ACOR Video Lecture Series provides accessible discussions of new research into the past and present of Jordan and the broader Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean worlds. This video was adapted from the October 2017...

Light from the East

Dr. Gary Rollefson, anthropologist and recent National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellow at ACOR, writes below about his ongoing research in the desolate Black Desert of eastern Jordan.  In 1980, Alison Betts, a doctoral student at...

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...

Catreena Hamarneh, James A. Sauer Fellow at ACOR, Fall 2017

Catreena Hamarneh is a Jordanian archaeologist and a Ph.D. candidate in Classical Archaeology at Von Humboldt University. In 2017, she was awarded the James A. Sauer ACOR Fellowship. She began her professional career in archaeology...

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...

JGSS – The Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Spotlight on selected 2016–17 JGSS Scholars The Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship (JGSS) was first awarded in 2009.  Students must be enrolled in the first year of an M.A. or Ph.D. program in Jordan in a subject related to cultural...

ACOR Receives NEH Grant to Support Critical Scholarship

We are happy to announce that ACOR received a National Endowment for the Humanities “Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions” grant in March 2017. The grant of $30,200 provides six months of fellowship funding for...
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An Anthropological Gaze at Art – An ACOR Video Lecture by Dr. Aseel Sawalha

The ACOR Video Lecture Series provides accessible discussions of new research into the past and present of Jordan and the broader Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean worlds.  This video, adapted from the October 2016 ACOR...
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