Fellows Awarded 2017–2018

2017–2018 Fellowship Awardees Announcement

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Gary Rollefson (Anthropology, Whitman College) Lithic Technologies and Social Identities: A Comparative Analysis of Chipped Stone Tool Production in Jordan’s Badia

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship

Omar Attum (Biology, Indiana University Southeast) The Biodiversity Value of Cultural and Archaeological Landscapes in Northern Jordan

Frances Hasso (Sociology and History, Duke University) Palestinian Young Child and Pre-Natal Death during the British Mandate

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship

Rawan Arar (Sociology, University of California, San Diego) Shouldering the Refugee Burden: Jordan and the Global Refugee Crisis

Allison Spencer Hartnett (Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford) Land, Property Rights, and Distributive Politics in Jordan

Ian Jones (Anthropology, University of California, San Diego) Settlement and Movement on the Karak Plateau in the Middle Islamic Period: The Case of Khirbat al-Balu’a

Steven Dean Schaaf (Political Science, George Washington University) Lawful Resistance: Legal and Political Contention in Jordan

Patricia Ward (Sociology, Boston University) How Humanitarian Relief Really ‘Works’: Examining International Organizations’ Use of Local Labor in Crisis Contexts

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Vivian Laughlin (Graduate student, Archaeology, Andrews University) Serapis in Hisban: A Historical Narrative of Enculturation of an Ancient Jordanian City

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship

Craig Harvey (Graduate Student, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan) The Roman Baths of Jordan: A Study of Their Construction Materials and Techniques

Harrell Family Fellowship

Jeremy Beller (Graduate Student, Archaeology/Anthropology, University of Victoria) Neanderthal Resource Procurement and Survival at a Levantine Refugium during Periods of Climatic Stress

Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship

Ashley Paling (Undergraduate Student, Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology, Wilfred Laurier University) Town of Nebo Archaeological Project (TNAP) or Khirbat al-Mukhayyat Archaeological Project (KMAP)

Kenneth W. Russell Memorial Fellowship

 Felicia de Pena (Graduate Student, Archaeology/Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley) Reduction Sequences of the Epipaleolithic in the Levant: Communities of Practice and Knowledge Transmission

ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Safa’ Al Daajah (Graduate Student, Archaeology of Ancient Arab Civilizations, The Hashemite University) Rock-Cut Architecture and Landscape in Nabataean Petra

 Rawan Hasan (Graduate Student, Spatial Planning, German Jordanian University Understanding the Urban Ambiance of Heritage Cities–Between Preservation and Change: The Case of Madaba Historic City Center

Neda’a Al Khazali (Graduate Student, Epigraphy, Yarmouk University) The Late Aramaic Tomb Inscriptions from Ghor al-Safi in their Historical, Religious and Linguistic Contexts

Safa’a Younis (Graduate Student, Educational Sciences, The Hashemite University) The Effect of Teaching Geography Using Modern Technologies on Developing Heritage Awareness of Jordan’s Geographical and Archaeological Sites among 7th Graders

Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship

 Wafaa Al Shalabi (Undergraduate student, Archaeology, University of Jordan) Archaeology

Ruba al-Omary (Graduate Student, Conservation and Management of Cultural Resources, Yarmouk University) Using Nanoparticles for Consolidation of Limestone in Jordan

James A. Sauer Fellowship

 Catreena Hamarneh (Graduate Student, Geoarchaeology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) Investigating Man-Made Terraces of Petra, Jordan

ACOR Fellow MESA Award

 José Ciro Martínez (Graduate Student, Politics, University of Cambridge) Site of Resistance or Apparatus of Acquiescence? Everyday Tactics at the Bakery

ACOR Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meetings
San Antonio, November 2016

Husam Hijazeen (Department of Antiquities) “Hercules Temple (Great Temple of Amman) Marcus Aurelius time (161 – 166 A.D)”

Hussein Al Sababha (Bonn University) Islamic Pottery and its Distribution in Agricultural Fields as a Marker of Land Use throughout the Islamic Period in Northern Jordan

Boston, November 2017

Sahar Al Khasawneh (Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology, Yarmouk University) “Dating a Near Eastern Desert Hunting Trap (Kite) Using Luminescene Rock Surface Dating”

Arwa Massa’deh (Head of Publication, Registration, and Library, Department of Antiquities of Jordan) “Al Balu’ Between the Site and People”

 Kenneth Russell Annual Tawjihi Prize for Umm Sayhoun 2016

Amani Ali Hammad