Fellows Awarded 2015–2016

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Aseel Sawalha (Anthropology, Fordham University) Amman’s Art Scene and the Changing Urban Landscape

ACOR-CAORC Post Doctorate Fellowship

Austin Hill (Atlas of Innovation, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut) Wadi al-Qattafi Aerial Archaeology Survey

Suzanne Richard (History and Archaeology, Gannon University) Final Report on the EB IV Settlements at Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan

George Potter (English, Valparaiso University) Mapping Amman: Social Geography and Cinema in Jordan

ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctorate Fellowship

Ali Hamdan (Geography, University of California, Los Angeles) Tracing the Roots of Conflict: Geographic Perspectives on Sectarian Violence in Syria

Sarah Islam (Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University) The Evolution of Blasphemy as Legal Category in Medieval Islamic History

José Ciro Martínez (Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge)  The Politics of Bread: Neoliberal Economic Reforms and Authoritarian Persistence in Contemporary Jordan

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Karlene Shippelhoute (Undergraduate, Anthropology, Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley)  Dhiban Excavation and Development Project 2015 Excavation

Ashley McKinney  (Undergraduate, Anthropology, University of Tennessee) The ‘Ayn Gharandal Archaeological Project

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship and the Harrell Family Fellowship

Craig Harvey (Graduate Student, Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan) The Publication of Ceramic Building Material from the Roman Fort at Humayma and the Study of the Heating System of the ‘Ayn Gharandal Bathhouse

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship

Conor Fagan (Undergraduate, History, Art History and Archaeology, Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia) The Ayn Gharandal Archaeological Project

Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship

Adam Kuntz (Undergraduate, Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology, Wilfrid Laurier University) Khirbat al-Mukhayyat Archaeological Project (KMAP)

ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Muaffaq Al-Khadir  (Graduate Student, History, Al-Bayt University) History and Archaeology of Arab Settlement in the Levant before Islam

Aven Al-Qatameen (Graduate Student, Archaeology, University of Jordan) University Study

Mohammad Al-Zubi (Graduate Student, Epigraphy, Yarmouk University) New Safaitic Inscriptions from Jordan—Wadi Salhub

Rita Dawood  (Graduate Student, Conservation and Management of Cultural Resources, Yarmouk University) Ancient Icons, Intervention and Preventative Conservation

James A. Sauer Fellowship

Sahar Al-Khasswneh (Graduate Student, Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, Free University Berlin) Establishing a First Chronology for Near Eastern Desert Hunting Traps (Kites) using Luminescence OSL Technique

Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship

Fatmeh Darawad (Graduate Student, Archaeology of Ancient Arab Civilizations, Hashemite University) Umayyad Cultural Heritage Significance in Jordan and the Issues of Developing Touristic Routes: Assessment and Recommendations


ACOR Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meetings

San Diego (November 2014)

Khaled Al-Bashaireh (Department of Archaeology, Yarmouk University) Multi-method Analyses of Marble Architectural Elements from Churches in North Jordan: Preliminary Results of Provenance Investigation”

Atlanta (November 2015)

Hanadi Al-Taher (Department of Antiquities) Transitional Period between Ayyubid-Mamluk and Ottoman periods in light of the Archaeological Excavations at the site of Umm Zuwaytina

Basem Al-Mahamid (Department of Antiquities, Madaba Directorate) Transition from Nomadic to Stability–Life in Iraq al-Amir village (1800–1950)

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