Fellows Awarded 2020–2021

2020–2021 Fellowship Awardees Announcement

National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Amy Karoll (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles)
Shifting Landscapes: Analyzing Changes in Power and Society in the Southern Levant, c. 3300–1100 B.C.

Allison Mickel (Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University)
Turning over the Spade: Start-up Approaches to Transforming Labor Relations in Jordanian Archaeology

ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Joel Burnett (Religion, Baylor University)
The Monumentality of Kings and Gods: Sourcing the Basalts of Iron Age Monuments and Inscriptions in Jordan

Ian Jones (Anthropology, University of California, San Diego)
Analysis and Final Publication of the Ceramics from the ‘Abbasid Family Residence (Field F103) at al-Humayma, Southern Jordan

ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Morgen Chalmiers (Psychological and Medical Anthropology, University of California, San Diego)
Local Intermediaries as Translators in Humanitarian Setting: An Ethnographic Study of Transformations in Gendered and Religious Subjectivities

Julia Gettle (History, Brown University)
Beyond Nationalism, Marxism, and Islamism: A Social History of Popular Politics in Greater Syria, 1940–1975

Jeremy Reed (Ethnomusicology, Indiana University, Bloomington)
The Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts as Indicator of Jordanian National Well-Being

Renee Spellman (School of Middle East and North African Studies, University of Arizona)
Palestinian Women’s Activism through Social Media: A Connective Ethnographic Study of the Taal’aat Movement

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Katarina Mokranova (Archaeology, Leiden University)
Analysis of the Early Islamic Pottery from Tell Abu Sarbut, Jordan (700–1000 CE)

Sarah Wenner (Classical Archaeology, University of Cincinnati)
Petraen Refuse Reuse

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship

Veronika Poier (Islamic Art and Architecture, Harvard University)
Human Mobility and the Technical Parameters of Transmitting Traditional Syrian Stone Carving Methods

Harrell Family Fellowship

Luiza Silva (Egyptian Archaeology, University of Chicago)
Petra Terraces Archaeological Project

Kenneth W. Russell Memorial Fellowship

Fadhiah Ghrieganah (Archaeology, Masaryk University)
Settlement Patterns and Material Culture in PPN Sadr Yarqa

Burton MacDonald and Rosemarie Sampson Fellowship

Broderick C. McDonald (Oriental Studies, University of Oxford)
Comparative Religion Research and Language Training

ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Sodod Abdel-Hakeem Aljamahneh (Archaeology and Anthropology, Yarmouk University)
Ancient North Arabian Inscriptions from Bayir—South-Eastern Jordan

Muhammad Ibraheem Mahmoud Allami (Archaeology and Anthropology, Yarmouk University)
The Dated Greek Inscriptions from Ajloun Governate

Nidhal Jarrar (Architectural Conservation, German Jordanian University)
Evaluation and Future Management of Jordan’s Architectural/Industrial Heritage of Modernity: The Case of Rutenberg Power Plant, Baqoura, Jordan

Raneen Kighsro Rustom Naimi (Architectural Conservation, German Jordanian University)
Studying the Building Techniques of Capitolias Theater—Bayt Ras, North Jordan

James A. Sauer Fellowship

Ana Silkatcheva (Oriental Studies, University of Oxford)
Geometric Patterns on Floor Mosaics of the Byzantine and Islamic Periods in the Levant

Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship

Fadwa Hussein Al-Hasanat (Tourism Management, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University)
The Impact of Tourist Guides’ Cultural Intelligence on Tourist Satisfaction: A Study of Local Tourist Guides in Petra City

ACOR Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meeting in Washington DC

Dana Salameen (Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa: EAMENA Project)
The documentation of Amman Heritage Houses using EAMENA Methodology

Mohammad Al-Shebli (Department of Antiquities, Jordan)
The conservation project of Al- Qatranah archaeological site: restoration of Ottoman fort, rehabilitation of the ancient water system, and new insights on its historical urban context

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