Research

Research

Blog contributions from ACOR Fellows and invited contributors.

Bridget Guarasci, NEH Fellow, Spring 2019

Bridget Guarasci is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is an NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Fellow at ACOR for spring 2019. During her fellowship Dr....

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...

The Wadi Hafir Petroglyph Survey: Shedding New Light on Thamudic Inscriptions

This story initially appeared in the ACOR Newsletter, Summer 2014, Volume 26.1. To read the entire newsletter, or any of ACOR's previous newsletters, please visit the ACOR website. Wandering through the breathtaking scenery of the Hisma...

The Evolution of Identity and Social Conflict in Networked Jordan

Geoffrey Hughes is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellow at ACOR and an anthropologist and lecturer at the London School of Economics. He is residing at ACOR during summer 2017 while he pursues...

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...

Studying a Hard-to-Reach Population of Syrian Refugees

Political scientist and ACOR-CAORC fellow Rana B. Khoury was in Jordan during fall 2016 researching networks of Syrian activists. She writes below about her research methodology. As researchers, we ask many questions related to the characteristics...

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...

Patriots without Passports

Lillian Frost was an ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the George Washington University. Her research focuses on citizenship and refugee policies in Jordan. She writes below on...

Heritage in Stone—Assessing the Geologic Stability of Jordan’s Rock Art

  Driving north from Azraq on Jordan’s Highway 5 and turning off onto a dirt track that gradually approaches the region’s looming volcanic mountains, one eventually comes to Wadi Hassan, a picturesque desert watercourse dotted with...
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