A category for profiles of ACOR fellows as they are awarded and in residence at ACOR

Mary Pancoast

Mary Pancoast, 2014–2015 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Mary Pancoast was a lawyer for civil and human rights programs in the U.S. and she worked with recent immigrants and immigrants with refugee status before returning to higher education to receive a Ph.D. in Anthropology. She became interested in  the American legal policies concerning resettlement of refugees from […]

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Patrick Adamiak

Patrick Adamiak, 2013–2014 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Patrick Adamiak was an ACOR pre-doctorate fellow conducting research in Jordan until December 2014. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of History. Patrick’s interest in the history of the Modern Middle East brought him to the region. Throughout his fellowship

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Micaela Sinibaldi

Micaeala Sinibaldi, 2013–2014 Fellow Profile Micaela Sinibaldi has been a friend of ACOR since 1994. That was  when she first came to Jordan with the University of Florence (Italy) to work in archaeology in Petra.  Years later, while conducting excavations in Petra, her colleagues advised her to apply for an ACOR fellowship.  She was awarded

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Emanuela Bocancea

Emmanuela Bocancea, 2014–2015 Burton MacDonald & Rosemarie Sampson Fellow Emanuela Bocancea was awarded the Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship and was a scholar in residence at ACOR in the spring of 2014. Emanuela is completing research for her anticipated Ph.D. degree in Archaeology at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World at

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Alex Brey

Alex Brey, 2014–2015 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Alex Brey is an ACOR-CAORC pre-doctorate  fellow who is enrolled in a  Ph. D. program in the Department of Art History at Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia.  A few years ago, Alex came to Jordan while writing his masters thesis on the renowned Ummayyad Palace known Qasr Mshatta.  At

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Tracey Eckersley

Tracey Eckersley, 2013-14 Burton Macdonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellow Tracey Eckersley was awarded the Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship and was a scholar-in-residence at ACOR in the summer of 2014. While there, Tracey completed the research for her Ph.D. in Byzantine Art and Architecture at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, which she expects

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Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky

Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky, 2013–2014 Bikai Fellow Vladimir Hamed-Troyansky is a Ph.D. candidate in Ottoman and Modern Middle Eastern History at Stanford University. He held the Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship at ACOR in August and September 2014.  His work in Jordan was the first part of a 13-month research expedition that includes archival research in Turkey,

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David Graf

Fellow David Graf (NEH & CAORC) 2013-14 David Graf has taught at the University of Miami since 1986 as a specialist in the history and archaeology of the Greco-Roman Near East. He is the author of Rome’s Arabian Frontier from the Nabataeans to the Saracens (1997), an associate editor of the multi-volume  Anchor Bible Dictionary

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Christian C. Sahner

Christian Sahner, 2013–2014 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Christian C. Sahner is an ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctorate Fellow pursuing research in Jordan between June and August 2014. He is completing his Ph.D. in the Department of History at Princeton on the Christian neomartyrs of the early Islamic period. Christian studies Byzantine history, the transition from late antiquity to the

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Theresa Dazey

Theresa Dazey, 2013–2014 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Theresa Dazey is an ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctorate Fellow pursuing her research in Jordan between September 2013 and February 2014. Theresa studies the settlement of Circassian communities in the late 19th century, especially their relations with already-established Jordanian communities. Much of her research is conducted through informal interviews with the descendants

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