Fellows Awarded 2019–2020

2019–2020 Fellowship Awardees Announcement

National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Christine Sargent (Anthropology, University of Colorado Denver)
Medicine, Technology, and Uncertainty: Navigating Pre-Natal Diagnosis in Jordan

ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Najib Hourani (Anthropology, Michigan State University)
Urban Reconstruction in Syria: Toward a Positive Peace?

José Ciro Martínez (Politics, Trinity College, University of Cambridge)
The Politics of Bread: Performing the State in Hashemite Jordan

Konstantinos D. Politis (Hellenic Society for Near Eastern Studies)
Khirbet Qazone: A Nabataean to Early Christian Community on the South-Eastern Dead Sea Littoral

TWL Publication Fellow

Pauline Piraud-Fournet (University of Paris IV-Sorbonne)

ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Kyle Craig (Anthropology, Northwestern University)
“This City is So Empty”: Street Art, Youth, and Urban Futures in Amman, Jordan

Melissa Scott (Ethnomusicology, University of California Berkeley)
Sounding Place: Classical Arab Music and Humanitarian Sentiment in Jordan

William Tamplin (Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University)
Apocalypticism in the Modern Jordanian Novel

Jennifer C. Groot Memorial Fellowship

Lara Curasev (Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University)
Town of Nebo Archaeological Project

Sarah Dengler (Anthropology, University of Idaho)
The Dhiban Excavation and Development Project

Andressa Leitzke (Accountancy and Archaeology, La Sierra University)
Balu’a Regional Archaeology Project

Darcy Stubbs (History, Classics, Archaeology, Calvin College)
Umm el-Jimal

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Betty Adams (Near Eastern Archaeology, La Sierra University)
Cosmetic Adornment During the Iron Age in the Southern Levant; Balu’a Regional Archaeology Project

Julia Maczuga (Islamic Archaeology, Universität Bonn)
Islamic Graffiti

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship

Adriano Odello (Anthropology, University of California Santa Cruz)
Epipaleolithic Foragers of Azraq Project at Kharaneh IV

Harrell Family Fellowship

Aseel Najib (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University)
The Land Tax: Between Politics and Law in Early Islamic History

Kenneth W. Russell Memorial Fellowship

Craig Harvey (Roman Archaeology, University of Michigan)
Humayma Excavation Project

Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship

Jeremy Beller (Archaeology, University of Victoria)
Azraq Marshes Archaeological and Paleoecological Project

ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Dana Saud Ruffah El-Farraj (Urban Planning and Studies, Jordan University of Science and Technology)
Impact of Enhanced Tourism at the Umm el-Jimal Archaeological Site on the Socio-Economic Development of the Local Community

Mais Fahmi Saleem Haddad (Department of Architecture, The University of Jordan)
A Paradigm for Ecclesiastical Architecture in Jordan, Comparative Study of Three Churches at Umm el-Jimal

Rawan Al Rabadi (Department of Conservation and Management of Cultural Resources, Yarmouk University)
Conservation of Textile Icon of Epitaphion Threnon/Coffin of Christ from Baptism (Al-Maghtas) Museum

Arzaq Abu Eid (Anthropology, Yarmouk University)
Pottery Alleviation Strategies in Jordan

James A. Sauer Fellowship

Bilal Fawwaz Mohammed Al Boorini (Department of Conservation and Management of Cultural Resources, Yarmouk University)
A Proposed Master Degree Dissertation in Conservation and Restoration of Lead Coffin from the Store of Jerash Archaeological Site

Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship

Obada Abdulkareem Mousa Al-Farajat (Tourism Management, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University)
Tourism Management in World Heritage Site: Petra as a Case Study

Abbad Diraneyya (English Language & Literature, The University of Jordan)
University Study

ACOR Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meeting in San Diego

Mohammad Alaziezeh (University of Jordan, Aqaba)
Preservation verses Use: A Comparison of Tourism Stakeholders’ Value Perceptions toward the Petra World Heritage Site

Sahar al Khasawneh (Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology, Yarmouk University)
Luminescence dating of a transitional Chalicolithic/Bronze Age site in Jordan