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History of Legal Challenges in Jordan in the 1950s

Kimberly Katz was an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow for summer 2019, and she will return in summer 2020 to complete her fellowship. She was also awarded the ACOR-MESA Travel Award for 2019. She is the Professor of Middle East History at Towson University in Maryland. Her research interests focus on legal history in Jordan and the …

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José Ciro Martínez, ACOR-CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellow Summer 2019

Dr. José Ciro Martínez is an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow for summer 2019, and also Title A Research Fellow at Trinity College, University of Cambridge. During his ACOR fellowship, Dr. Martínez will be completing his first monograph, based on his PhD dissertation. It is provisionally entitled, The Politics of Bread: Performing the State in Hashemite Jordan. …

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Josephine Chaet, ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Summer / Fall 2019

Josephine Chaet is a doctoral candidate in the anthropology department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and an ACOR-CAORC pre-doctoral fellow for the summer and fall of 2019. Prior to her current fellowship at ACOR, Josephine was a Fulbright Research Scholar in Jordan during the 2018-2019 academic year. Her research while at ACOR …

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Allison Spencer Hartnett, ACOR-CAORC Predoctoral Fellow, Summer 2018

Allison Spencer Hartnett is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Oxford and an ACOR-CAORC fellow for the summer of 2018. Her research focuses on the relationship between land, political power, and state-building in the MENA region. Allison’s dissertation contributes a new understanding of land distribution in non-democratic contexts and challenges prevailing …

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Lillian Frost, ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017

Lillian Frost is a Ph.D. Candidate in George Washington University’s (GWU) Political Science Department and an ACOR-CAORC Fellow for Fall 2017. Her research focuses on citizenship, refugees, nationalism, and political identity.   Lillian’s dissertation aims to explain variations in the sets of rights and forms of citizenship statuses that host states offer to protracted refugee …

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Steven Schaaf, ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017

Steven Schaaf is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the George Washington University and an ACOR-CAORC fellow in fall 2017. His research focuses on the comparative analysis of administrative courts in Jordan, Palestine and Egypt. Why do some people choose to pursue their grievances through legal channels, while others do not? What is the …

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Understanding the New Urban Geographies of the Syrian Conflict

ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Ali Hamdan, seen here in Amman's Jabal Lweibdeh neighborhood, is studying the political geographies of Syrian exiles in two cities deeply affected by the conflict, Gaziantep in Turkey and Amman in Jordan. Jordan is a rewarding place to be a geographer. To the south and east, deserts host an array of communities …

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