The American Center of Oriental Research

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2014 - 2015

 

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Kate McClellan (Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures, Mississippi State University)

Reviving Himas: Conservation and New Multispecies Tradition in Jordan and Lebanon

 

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship

Elise Friedland (Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, George Washington University)

Seeing the Gods in Roman Arabia

Scott Greenwood (Political Science, California State University, San Marcos)

The Politics of Climate Change, Governance and Water Security in Jordan

Kate McClellan (Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures, Mississippi State University)

Reviving Himas: Conservation and New Multispecies Tradition in Jordan and Lebanon

 

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship

Kathleen Bennallack (Anthropology, University of California, San Diego)

Collapse or Adaptation? The Pottery Neolithic of Southern Jordan

Alexander Brey (History of Art, Bryn Mawr College)

Images of Hunting in the Umayyad Empire

Mary Pancoast (Anthropology, University of Virginia)

From Victim to Citizen: The Production of "Real" Refugees in the Resettlement Process from Jordan to the United States

Tareq Ramadan (Anthropology, Wayne State University)

An Archaeology of the Political Economy of Umayyad Syria: Re-examining State Formation through an Examination of State-produced Inscribed Material Culture

 

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Blair Heidkamp (Undergraduate, Archaeology, College of Wooster)

Eastern Badia Archaeological Research Project

Juan Pinto (Undergraduate, Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Brigham Young University)

The Ad-Deir Monument and Plateau Project

Ms. Judyta Olszewski (Undergraduate, Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology, Wilfrid Laurier University)

Khirbat al-Mukhayyat Archaeological Project

 

Harrell Family Fellowship

Anna Hendrick (Graduate student, Architecture, North Carolina State University)

The Roman Aqaba Archaeological Park: Shelter and Visitors Center

 

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Vladimir Troyansky (Graduate student, History, Stanford University)

Integration and Resistance: North Caucasus Refugees in Ottoman Transjordan, 1878-1914

 

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship

Laurel Appleton (Graduate student, Anthropology, East Carolina University)

Petra North Ridge Project

 

MacDonald/Sampson Fellowship

Tracey Eckersley (Graduate student, Byzantine Art and Architecture, University of Louisville)

Putting Christians on the Map: Topographic Mosaics from Late Antique Jordan as Representations of Authority and Status

 

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Zakariya Na'imat (Ph.D. student, Classical Archaeology, Bonn University

The Economic Role of the Umayyad Qusur in Southern Levant

 

James A. Sauer Fellowship

Enas Kiwan (MA Graduate student, Archaeology of Ancient Arab Civilizations, Hashemite University)

Iron Age II Grinding and Grounding Stones from the Northn Part of Central Jordan: A Case Study from Jneneh/az-Zarqa

 

Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship

Fadia Abedrubh (Undergraduate, Industrial Engineering, German Jordanian University)

University Study

 

ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Fadhiah Abu Ghieganah (MA Graduate student, Archaeology, University of Jordan)

Safaitic and Nabataean Inscriptions in Nabataea, the Sinai, and the Arabian Peninsula

Ghoson Al Shebli (MA Graduate student, Archaeology of Ancient Arab Civilizations, Hashemite University)

Ammonite Pottery in North Central Jordan: Jneneh Case Study

Cariman Laban (MA Graduate student, Archaeology of Ancient Arab Civilizations, Hashemite University)

Natural Environment in Safaitic Inscriptions: Symbolic Significance Study of Fauna and Flora Vocabularies

Rania Nazzal (MA Graduate student, Archaeology of Ancient Arab Civilizations, Hashemite University)

Conservation of Ancient Theaters in Jordan and Modern Use: The Case of Bait Ras Roman Theater

 

ACOR Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meeting

Khaled Al Bashaireh (Yarmouk University)

Multi-method Analyses of Marble Architectural Elements from Churches, North Jordan: Preliminary Results of Provenance Investigation

Basem Al Mahamid (Department of Antiquities of Jordan)

Transition from Nomadic to Stabile Life in Iraq al Amir Village (1800-1950)

 

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2013 - 2014

 

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Julie M. Peteet (Anthropology and Middle East & Islamic Studies, University of Louisville)

The Cultural Politics of Baths (hammamat) in Jordan

David Graf (History and Religious Studies, University of Miami)

A New Corpus of Ancient North Arabian Inscriptions: A Different View of Nabataean and Roman Arabian Society

 

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship

Leigh-Ann Bedal (Anthropology, Pennsylvania State, Erie)

It's In the Pipeline: Ceramic and Lead Pipes from the Petra Garden and Pool Complex

David Graf (History and Religious Studies, University of Miami)

A New Corpus of Ancient North Arabian Inscriptions: A Different View of Nabataean and Roman Arabian Society

Morag Kersel (Anthropology, DePaul University)

The Lives of Pots: Grave Goods, Excavated Artifacts, Looted Items, and Collected Objects from the Early Bronze Age Mortuary Sites on the Dead Sea Plain, Jordan

Gary O. Rollefson (Anthropology, Whitman College)

Reconnaissance and Artifact Analysis of the Eastern Badia Archaeological Project, Black Desert, Jordan

 

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship

Patrick John Adamiak (Middle Eastern History, University of California, San Diego)

Importing Ottoman Nationals: The Ottoman Settlement of Caucasian Refugees and Ottoman Governance in Anatolia and Greater Syria 1860-1918

Theresa Dazey (Middle Eastern History, Indiana University)

Between Isolation and Assimilation: Circassian Settlers in the Jordan Valley, 1878-1939

Elias Saba (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania)

What's the Difference? Distinctions and Development in Post-Formative Islamic Law

Christian Sahner (Department of History, Princeton University)

Christian Martyrdom in the Early Islamic Period

 

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Tucker Deady (Archaeology - Anthropology, Dickinson College)

Khirbet Iskandar Excavations

Emma Pugmire (Classics, University of Tennessee)

'Ayn Gharandal Archaeological Project

 

Harrell Family Fellowship

Martha Schulz (Oriental and Asian Studies, University of Bonn)

Tall Hisban

 

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Micaela Sinibaldi (Archaeology, Cardiff University)

Settlement Patterns in the Crusader-Period Lordship of Transjordan: A Historical and Archaeological Study

Sarah Elise Wenner (Ancient History, North Carolina State University)

Petra Pool and Garden Project and the Udhruh Survey

 

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship

Tareq Ramadan (Anthropology - Archaeology, Wayne State University)

Shuqayra Al-Gharbiyya

 

MacDonald/Sampson Fellowship

Emanuela Bocancea (Archaeology, Joukowsky Institute, Brown University)

Imperium sine fine? Comparing Roman Colonialism in Arabia and Dacia

 

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Janna-Mirl Redmann (Oriental and Asian Studies, University of Bonn)

Tall Hisban

 

James A. Sauer Fellowship

Craig Andrew Harvey (Roman Archaeology, University of Victoria)

The Wall-heating Pipes from the Humayma Garrison Bathhouse

 

Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship

Mohammed Mahmoud (Sustainable Tourism and Archaeology of Ancient Arab Civilizations, The Hashemite University)

Dar Al-Saraya Museum: Conservation. Management and Tourism Strategic Plan

 

ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Ahmad Al Salman (Sustainable Tourism and Archaeology of Ancient Arab Civilizations, The Hashemite University)

Conservation and Restoration Plan for the Archaeological Site of Quwailbeh (Abila)

Muaffaq Hazza (Archaeology and Epigraphy, Yarmouk University)

History of Umm el-Jimal through its Inscriptions

Abdullah Khazawneh (Epigraphy, Yarmouk University)

Master of Arts in Epigraphy

Heba Sawalmeh (Sustainable Tourism and Archaeology of Ancient Arab Civilizations, The Hashemite University)

Organic and Functional Analysis of the Early Bronze I and Iron Age II Pottery from North and Central Jordan

 

ACOR Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meeting

Hanadi Al-Taher (Department of Antiquities of Jordan)

Interpretation of Archaeological Sites through the Names

Ahmad Lash (Department of Antiquities of Jordan)

The Graffiti at Qusayr Amra

 

FELLOWSHIPS AWARDEES 2012 - 2013

 

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Jennie Ebeling (Archaeology and Art History, University of Evansville)

Bread Culture in Jordan: A Study of Women's Changing Roles in Bread Production in the 21st Century

 

ACOR Publication Fellowship

Burton MacDonald (Religious Studies, St. Francis Xavier University)

Historical Archaeology of the Southern Transjordanian Plateau and the Northern and Central Arabah

 

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Lindsay Holman (History, North Carolina State University)

Petra North Ridge Project

Tareq Ramadan (Anthropology, Wayne State University)

Brown University Petra Archaeological Project

 

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship

Jonathan Paige (Institute of Prehistory and Ancient History, Kiel, Germany)

el-Hemmeh Project

 

Harrell Family Fellowship

Jordan Pickett (Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, University of Pennsylvania)

Jarash - Late Antique and Islamic Periods

 

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Teresa Wilson (Anthropology, University of Arkansas)

Health, Nutrition and Disease: A Study of the Developmental Features and Defects of Teeth from Four Bronze Age, Roman, and Byzantine Cemeteries in Northern Jordan

 

MacDonald/Sampson Fellowship

Michael Fergusson (Classical Studies, Queen's University)

Wadi Hafir Photographic Survey

 

ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Asem Abu Doleh (Tourism, Yarmouk University)

Graduate Studies

Hassan Al Yassin (Archaeology of Ancient Arab Civilizations, Hashemite University)

Jneneh, Az-Zarqa Project

Ghassan Nagagreh (Archaeology, Yarmouk University)

Iron Age I (1200-1000 B.C.) Settlement Patterns in the Highlands of Palestine

Afaf Zeyadeh (Archaeology and Anthropology, Yarmouk University)

Graduate Studies

 

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Khawlah Al Lahasih (Physical Anthropology, Yarmouk University)

The Examination of Decayed Corpses at the National Institute for Forensic Medicine (NIFM), Jordan: A Forensic Anthropological Analysis

 

Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship

Heba Sawalmeh (Archaeology of Ancient Arab Civilization, Hashemite University)

Organic and Functional Analysis of the Early Bronze I and Iron Age II Pottery from North and Central Jordan

 

James A. Sauer Fellowship

Enas Al Zoubi (Archaeology of Ancient Arab Civilizations, Hashemite University)

The Art and Technology of Mosaics in Madaba During the Byzantine Period

 

 

ACOR Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meeting

Shatha Abu-Khafajah (Architecture Department, Hashemite University)

The Roman Theatre of Amman: Local Memories vs. Renovation Projects

Jehad Haroun (Director of Excavations & Surveys, Department of Antiquities of Jordan)

Initial Report of the Madoneh Survey

 

 

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2011 -- 2012

 

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Karen Britt (Art History Program, University of Louisville)

Eudokia: Byzantine Palestine and Arabia hath no better Patron than an Empress Scorned

Glenn Corbett (Independent Scholar)

Mapping the Mute Immortals: Thamudic Inscriptions and Rock Drawings in Context

 

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship

Katherine Adelsberger (Environmental Studies, Knox College)

Small-Scale Hydrologic Interactions on the Dhiban Plateau

Bjorn Anderson (Art History, Minnesota State University, Moorhead)

Negotiating Identity in Nabataean Arabia

Karen Britt (Art History Program, University of Louisville)

Eudokia: Byzantine Palestine and Arabia hath no better Patron than an Empress Scorned

Patricia Fall (Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University)

Long-term Formation of Natural and Human Landscapes in the Middle East

Bridget Guarasci (Program in the Environment, University of Michigan)

Neoliberal Ecologies and Environmental Hazards: Iraqi Refugees in Amman

Nancy Lapp (Museum Curator Emerita, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)

Research and Editing for the Final Publication of the Tell er-Rumeith Excavations of Paul W. Lapp in 1962 and 1967

Jason Rech (Geology, Miami University)

Assessing the Early Holocene Wet Phase in Southern Jordan: A Case Study from Wadi Hasa

 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation East-Central European Research Fellowship

István Hajnal (Institute of Oriental Studies, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary)

Relations between the Nizari Isma'ilis [Assassins] and the Crusaders and other Muslim Political Powers in the 11th-13th Centuries

Beata Kowalska (Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)

Gender and Citizenship in the Middle East: the Jordanian Case

Tomasz Waliszewski (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, Poland)

Farming the Borderland: Agriculture in Late Antique and Early Islamic Transjordan

Ulle Rannut (Integration Research Institute, Estonia)

The Rise of Ethno-linguistic Awareness within Circassian Community in Jordan

 

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship

Nora Barakat (History, University of California, Berkeley)

Rethinking the Modern: Animals, Pastoral Nomads and Property Relations in Late Ottoman Syria

Kristen Kao (Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles)

Voting Preferences in the Middle East: Do Voters Equate Tribalism or Islamism with Patronage?

Brita Lorentzen (Geological Sciences, Cornell University)

Increasing the Precision and Accuracy of Levantine Chronologies Through Dendrochronological Dating of Historic and Archaeological Timbers in Jordan

Michael Makara (Political Science, Syracuse University)

Defiant Legislatures: Understanding Legislative Strength in the Middle East

Theodore Van Loan (History of Art, University of Pennsylvania)

'Umar's Bargain: Image Making and Image Beholding in Early Islam

 

ACOR Publication Fellowship

Steven Falconer (School of Human Evolution & Social Change, Arizona State University)

Early Bronze IV Village Life During Urban Collapse in the Southern Levant: Publication of the Tell Abu en-Ni'aj Excavations

Reem Al Shqour (Institute of Archaeology, Andrews University)

The Aqaba Castle Material Culture Publication Project

 

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Nermin Abdulla (Classical Art and Archaeology, King's College London)

Bir Madhkur Project

Adam Bean (Emmanuel School of Religion, A Graduate Seminary)

Karak Resources Project

Tiffany Key (History, North Carolina State University)

Petra Pool and Garden Project

 

Harrell Family Fellowship

Heather Parker (Near Eastern Studies, The Johns Hopkins University)

The Levant Comes of Age: The Ninth Century B.C.E. through Script Traditions

 

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Cassandra Bennett (Ancient History, Macquarie University)

The Religious Beliefs of the Pre-Islamic Bedouin of Ancient North Arabian - As Seen in the Safaitic, Hismaic, Thamudic, Dedanite/Lihyanitic, Taymanite, and Dumaitic Inscriptions

 

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship

Monique Vincent (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago)

Madaba Plains Project - Tall al-'Umayri

 

MacDonald/Sampson Fellowship

Christopher Ames (Anthropology, McGill University)

Druze Marsh Archaeology and Palaeoecology Project

 

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Autumn Whiteway (Anthropology, University of Calgary)

Ethnomedicine and Ethnobotany amongst the Bedouin of Jordan: Archaeological and Paleoecological Applications to Increase the Visibility of Pastoral Nomads through the Identification of Plant Subfossils

 

James A. Sauer Fellowship

Monique Vincent (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago)

Madaba Plains Project - Tall al-'Umayri

 

Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship

Muaffaq Al-Khadir (Archaeology, Yarmouk University)

Completion of BA in Archaeology and Epigraphy at Yarmouk University

 

ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Wael Al-Hajaj (Archaeology and Anthropology, Yarmouk University)

Ethnoarchaeology Study, Grain Storage Unit in Rhaba Village

Luma Haddad (Archaeology and Sustainable Tourism, Queen Rania Institute, Hashemite University)

Amman and its Surrounding Areas in the Late Bronze Age - Sahab, a Case Study

Dima Khraishan (Archaeology and Sustainable Tourism, Queen Rania Institute, Hashemite University)

The Role of Museums in Children's Education: A Case Study of Children's Museum in Jordan

Amira Laban (Archaeology of Ancient Arab Civilizations, Hashemite University)

Functional and Geographical Analysis of the Distribution of the Stone Cairns in the Upper Wadi al-Zarqa

 

ACOR Jordanian Travel Scholarship for ASOR Annual Meeting

Reem Al Shqour (Institute of Archaeology, Andrews University)

The Excavations at Aqaba Castle: A Window into the Islamic History of Jordan

Zakariya Na'imat (Archaeology, Mu'tah University)

Shuqayra al-Gharbiyya: An Early Islamic Elite Community in the Karak Plateau

 

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2010--2011

 

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Prof. Fida Adely (Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University)

Courting, Match-making and the Conceptualizations of Marriage amidst a Marriage Crisis

 

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship

Prof. Louise Cainkar (Social and Cultural Sciences, Marquette University)

Liminality, Loyalties, and Modes of Incorporation: A Comparative, Transnational Study of American Muslim Youth

Prof. Elena Corbett (History, Behrend College of Penn State University, Erie)

A Canvas for the Nationalsit Mind's Eye: Antiquity, Landscape and Hashemite Narratives of Jordan

Prof. Elise Friedland (Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, George Washington University)

Seeing the Gods: Sculptures, Sanctuaries, and the Roman Near East

Dr. James Pokines (Forensic Anthropology, JPAC Central Identification Laboratory)

Paleoecology and Taphonomy of Wadi Zarqa Ma'in 1, a Natural Faunal Trap Sinkhole Site near Madaba, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Dr. Constantine Politis (Prehistory and Europe Department, British Museum)

Archaeological Landscapes of Zoara: Results of the Survey and Excavations in the Ghor es-Safi (Jordan) from 1997 to 2009

Prof. Gary Rollefson (Anthropology, Whitman College)

Life and Death in the Prehistoric Eastern Badia of Jordan

 

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship

Mr. Owen Chesnut (Ancient Near East Archaeology and Anthropology, Andrews University)

A Reassessment of the Excavations at Tall Safut (1982-2001)

Mr. Matthew Gasperetti (Biological Anthropology, The University of Cambridge)

The Foundations of Agriculture: A Biocultural Study of Diet, Health, and Behavior in the Prehistoric Levant

Mr. Syed Junaid Quadri (Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University)

Islam, Tradition and Reform: Hanafi Scholars in the Middle East and Beyond

Mr. John Rucker (Geosciences and History, University of Missouri, Kansas City)

A Search for Evidence of a 536 A.D. Cosmic Impact in Dead Sea Lake Sediments

Ms. Carolyn Swan (Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University)

The Archaeology and Technology of Early Islamic Glassmaking in the Eastern Mediterranean

Ms. Anya Vodopyanov (Government, Harvard University)

Competing to Serve: State and Non-State Provision of Public Services in Developing Countries

 

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Ms. Tiffany Chezum (Classics, Queen's University)

The Humayma Excavation Project

Ms. Eliza Gettel (Classics, College of the Holy Cross)

Bir Madhkur Project

Ms. Sara Hodge (Anthropology and Antiquities, Missouri State University)

MPP Tall Hisban Phase II

 

Harrell Family Fellowship

Ms. Theresa Barket (Anthropology, University of California, Riverside)

Al-Jafr Basin Lower Paleolithic Project

 

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Ms. Theresa Barket (Anthropology, University of California, Riverside)

Al-Jafr Basin Lower Paleolithic Project

 

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship

Ms. Theresa Barket (Anthropology, University of California, Riverside)

Al-Jafr Basin Lower Paleolithic Project

 

MacDonald/Sampson Fellowship

Ms. Hilary Lock (Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland)

The Shammakh to Ayl Archaeological Survey, Southern Jordan

 

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Ms. Luma Haddad (Archaeology and Sustainable Tourism, Queen Rania Institute, Hashemite University)

Amman and its Surrounding Areas in the Late Bronze Age. Sahab Case Study

 

Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship

Ms. Samya Khalaf (Library Information Science, University of Jordan)

Archaeological Libraries in Jordan: Reality and Ambition

 

James A. Sauer Fellowship

Ms. Ruba Seiseh (Archaeology, University of Jordan)

Preservation and Management of Traditional Houses in Plaza (Al-Sahah) at the Center of Salt City

 

ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Ms. Maryam Ibrahim (Archaeology and Sustainable Tourism, Queen Rania Institute, Hashemite University)

A Study of Khirbet Al-Batrawy Archaeological and Tourism Development

Mr. Amer Al Suliman (Archaeology and Sustainable Tourism, Queen Rania Institute, Hashemite University)

Geoarchaeology of Tell Abu Asswan

 

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2009--2010

 

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Prof. Beatrice St. Laurent (Art History, Bridgewater State College)

The Dome of the Rock: Restorations, Historic Tiles, their Documentation and Ties with the Jordan Museum

 

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship

Prof. Joel Burnett (Religion, Baylor University)

Terra-Cotta Architectural Models as Evidence for Religion of Iron Age Jordan

Dr. Alysia Fischer (Center for American and World Cultures, Miami University)

Investigating Jordanian Glass: Archaeological and Contemporary

Dr. Angel Foster (Ibis Reproductive Health)

Assessing the Reproductive Health Content of Medical Education in Jordan

Prof. Stefanie Nanes (Political Science, Hofstra University)

Women in Municipal Governance in Jordan: The Impact of the Gender Quota

Prof. Jason Rech (Geology, Miami University)

Paleohydrology and Climatic Significance of the Mudawarra Lake Deposits, Southwestern Jordan

Prof. Philip Wilke (Anthropology, University of California, Riverside)

Lower Paleolithic Adaptations in the al-Jafr Basin, Jordan

 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation East-Central European Research Fellows Program

Prof. Laszlo Csicsmann (Institute of International Relations, Corvinus University)

'Terrorist Organizations' or 'Political Parties'? The Perspective of Political Engagement of Islamists Organizations in the Middle East. Lessons from The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Dr. Ivana Kvetanova (Trnava University)

Christian Archaeology at Trnava University in Trnava (Slovakia)

Dr. Balazs Major (Arabic and Islamic Studies, Pazmany Peter Catholic University of Hungary)

Comparative Study of the Medieval Rural Settlements of the Syrian Coast and the Western Part of Jordan (11th to 14th centuries)

Prof. Tomasz Waliszewski (Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Warsaw)

Green Gold II. Inventory of the Oil Presses in Jordan (Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic Period)

 

The Kress Fellowship in the Art and Archaeology of Jordan

Mr. William Zimmerle (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania)

Mapping the Neo-Assyrian Empire in Northern Jordan-Southern Syria: Imperial Landscape Change and the Archaeology of Trade Networks in Iron Age Gilead

 

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship

Ms. Stephanie Brown (History, North Carolina State University)

Reevaluation of Iron Age Fortified Sites of the Eastern Kerak Plateau

Ms. Sarah Bush (Politics, Princeton University)

The Politics of Promoting Democracy

Ms. Eleanor Gao (Political Science, University of Michigan)

Do the Buses Run on Time? Local Government and Public Goods Provision in Jordan

Ms. Jill Goldenziel (Government, Harvard University)

Refugees, Security, and the Politics of International Law

Mr. Matthew Kroot (Anthropology, University of Michigan)

Early Villages of the Dead Sea Basin: The 'Asal-Dhra' Archaeological Project

 

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Mr. Russell Gentry (History, North Carolina State University)

Dhiban Excavation Project

Mr. Gabriel Kravitz (Anthropology and Middle East Studies, McGill University)

Azraq Palaeolithic

Mr. Isaiah Moose (History, San Diego State University)

Bir Madhkur Project

 

Harrell Family Fellowship

Mr. Christopher Ames (Anthropology, Archaeology, McGill University)

Neandertal Lifeways: An Archaeological Survey from the Edge of the Jordanian Plateau to the Dead Sea

 

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Ms. Micaela Sinibaldi (History and Archaeology, Cardiff University)

Villages of Crusader Transjordan: Production, Circulation and use of Ceramics in the 12th Century AD

 

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship

Mr. Christopher Ames (Anthropology, Archaeology, McGill University)

Neandertal Lifeways: An Archaeological Survey from the Edge of the Jordanian Plateau to the Dead Sea

 

James A. Sauer Fellowship

Mr. Steven Edwards (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto)

Wadi ath-Thamad Project

 

MacDonald/Sampson Fellowship

Mr. Christopher Ames (Anthropology, Archaeology, McGill University)

Neandertal Lifeways: An Archaeological Survey from the Edge of the Jordanian Plateau to the Dead Sea

 

Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship

Ms. Muna Al-Slaihat (Sustainable Tourism, Queen Rania Institute, The Hashemite University)

Developing a Sustainable Tourism Plan for the Archaeological Site of Iraq al-Amir

 

ACOR Jordanian Graduate Student Scholarship

Ms. Maryam Ibrahim (Sustainable Tourism, Queen Rania Institute, The Hashemite University)

A Study of Khirbet Al-Batrawy: Archaeological and Tourism Development

Ms. Fatima Jalboosh (Cultural Resources Management, Queen Rania Institute, the Hashemite University)

The Architecture of the Umayyad Settlement around Qasr Al-Hallabat, Jordan

 

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2008--2009

 

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Prof. Bethany Walker (History, Grand Valley State University)

Jordan in the Late Middle Ages: Transformation of the Mamluk Frontier

 

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship

Prof. Aaron Brody (Biblical Archaeology, Pacific School of Religion)

Transjordanian Commerce with Northern Judah in the Iron II Period: Archaeological Indicators from Tell en-Nasbeh

Prof. Michelle Campos (History, University of Florida)

Remapping Palestine: Social Space, Network Ties, and Communal Boundaries (1875-1925)

Dr. Cari Jo Clark (Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health)

Trauma in Jordan: A Project to Examine Services for Victims of Violence and to Collaboratively Design Researh to Explore Its Effects on Health

Prof. Megan Perry (Anthropology, East Carolina University)

Situating Biology: The Historical and Archaeological Contexts of Bioarchaeological Data from Nabataean and Byzantine Cemeteries in Jordan

Prof. Denise Schmandt-Besserat (Professor Emeritus, University of Texas)

Anthropomorphic Clay Figurines at 'Ain Ghazal: The Symbolic Significance

Prof. Beatrice St. Laurent (Art History, Bridgewater State College)

The Dome of the Rock: Symbol of Jerusalem (Restoratios, Pokitics and Religion 1560 to the Present)

Prof. Bethany Walker (History, Grand Valley State University)

Jordan in the Late Middle Ages: Transformation of the Mamluk Frontier

 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation East-Central European Research Fellows Program

Dr. Zdravko Dimitrov (Archaeological Institute and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

Analysis of the Development of the Architectural Decoration in the Eastern Province of the Roman Empire - A Comparison Between Roman Thrace and Jordan

 

The Kress Fellowship in the Art and Archaeology of Jordan

Mr. Robert Darby (Classical Archaeology, University of Missouri, Columbia)

Bathing on the Edge of Empire: A Regional Study of Late Roman Military Baths in Provincia Arabia

 

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship

Ms. Carine Allaf (Social Sciences and Comparative Education, University of California, Los Angeles)

Why Don't They Make It To Graduation? An In-depth Exploration of Women's Tertiary Completion Rates in Jordan

Ms. Alivia Allison (Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Geology, University of Missouri, Kansas City)

Archaeological and Geological Evidence of Earthquakes in the Islamic Periods (Umayyad to Ottoman) in Southern Jordan

Ms. Gail Jeanne Buttorff (Political Science, University of Iowa)

Legitimacy and Participation: Election Boycotts in Jordan

Ms. Susynne McElrone (Middle East Studies and History, New York University)

A History of Religion, Society and Politics in Hebron, 1750-1918

Ms. Sarah Tobin (Anthropology, Boston University)

Islamic Economics in Jordan: An Examination of Islamic Consumption

Ms. Lisa Welze (Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford)

Political Polarization and Cultural Drift among Palestinian Communities

 

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Ms. Jessica Beck (Undergraduate, Anthropology, McGill University)

Neanderthal Lifeways: An Archaeological Survey from the Edge of the Jordanian Plateau to the Dead Sea

Ms. Lindsey Hill (Undergraduate, History, Walla Walla University)

Madaba Plains Project

Ms. Jessica Hoskins (Undergraduate, Anthropology, University of Victoria)

Ma'in Paleolithic Project

 

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Ms. Rachel Grover (Graduate Student, Art History and Curatorial Studies, Brigham Young University)

Approaching the Altar: The Paradise Garden and Messianic Age Imagery in the Fifth to Seventh Century Floor Mosaics of Jordan

 

Harrell Family Fellowship

Ms. Rachel Grover (Graduate Student, Art History and Curatorial Studies, Brigham Young University)

Approaching the Altar: The Paradise Garden and Messianic Age Imagery in the Fifth to Seventh Century Floor Mosaics of Jordan

 

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Ms. Rachel Grover (Graduate Student, Art History and Curatorial Studies, Brigham Young University)

Approaching the Altar: The Paradise Garden and Messianic Age Imagery in the Fifth to Seventh Century Floor Mosaics of Jordan

 

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship

Mr. Mariusz Gorniak (Graduate Student, Archaeology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)

Burial Rites in Bronze Age Transjordan. Reconstruction Attempt

 

Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship

Ms. Fatima Jalboosh (Graduate Student, Sustainable Tourism, Hashemite University)

The Architecture of the Umayyad Settlement around Qasr Al-Hallabat, Jordan

 

James A. Sauer Fellowship

Ms. Fatima Jalboosh (Graduate Student, Sustainable Tourism, Hashemite University)

The Architecture of the Umayyad Settlement around Qasr Al-Hallabat, Jordan
 

 

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2007--2008

 

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Prof. Gary Rollefson (Department of Anthropology, Whitman College)

Analysis, Synthesis, and Write-up of the Stratigraphy of 'Ain Ghazal, Jordan

 

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship

Prof. Nancy Lapp (Kelso Bible Lands Museum, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)

Studies for the Final Publications of the 1961 and 1962 Excavations at 'Iraq al-Amir and the 1962 and 1967 Excavations at Tell er-Rumeith

Prof. Suzanne Richard (Departments of History and Theology, Gannon University)

The EB III/IV Transition at Khirbet Iskander: Vol.2 of the Expedition

Prof. Robert Schick (Department of Catholic Theology, University of Bamberg)

Final Report of the Humayma Excavation Project

Dr. Yorke Rowan (Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Yarmouk University)

Religion, Ritual and Early Sedentary Societies: The Revolution of Symbols in the Chalcolithic Period of the Southern Levant

Prof. Nerina Rustomji (History Department, St. John's University)

The Politics of Female Companions (Houris) of Islamic Paradise in Contemporary American, European, and Arab Discourse

Prof. Robert Todd Wise (Indian Health Service and Oglala Lakota College)

Conceptualizing and Documenting Historical Trauma among Descendents of Palestinian Refugees in Jordan

 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation East-Central European Research Fellows Program

Dr. Beata Kowalska (Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University)

The Women's Struggle for Change in the Middle East

 

The Kress Fellowship in the Art and Archaeology of Jordan

Mr. Bulent Arikan (School of Human Evolution and Socail Change, Arizona State University)

The Bronze Age Settlement Systems of the Wadi El-Hasa (Jordan) in Relation to Palaeoenvironment and Social Organisation

 

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship

Ms. Elizabeth Frantz (Social Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science)

Family Matters: Kinship and the Causes and Consequences of Sri Lankan Migration to Jordan

Mr. Shadi Hamid (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University)

Islamist Electoral Behavior: A Structuralist-Functionalist Approach

Ms. Stephanie Pryor (Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, Columbia)

Personae Feminae: Representing Female Rulership in Arabia and Syria-Palestine (4th Century BCE - 3rd Century CE)

Mr. Philipp Rassmann (Department of Anthropology, University of Washington)

The Cutting Edge of Technology: Ground Stone Technological Change, Risk, Invention, and the Beginning of Farming

Ms. Andrea Shelton (Department of History, North Carolina State University)

The Integration of el-Lejjun into the Regional and International Economy of the Late Roman Empire as Evidenced by Red Ware Ceramics

Mr. Hanan Toukan (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)

The NGO-ization of Activism: Donors, NGOs and Social Movements in Jordan and Lebanon

 

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Ms. Stephanie Brown (Graduate student, Department of History, North Carolina State University)

Madaba Plains Project - Tall Jalul

Ms. Kristina Glicksman (Graduate student, Institute of Archaeology, Oxford University)

Wadi ath-Thamad Excavation Projec

Mr. Erik Nelson (Undergraduate, Political Science, Grand Valley State University)

Militarization of the Mamluks: Reconstructing the Exercise and Effect of Imperial Power in Medieval Jordan

 

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Mr. Marwan Daoud Hanania (Graduate student, Department of History, Stanford University)

The Social and Political History of Modern Amman, Post-1921

 

Harrell Family Fellowship

Ms. Louise Bertini (Graduate student, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, UK)

Khirbet Iskander Excavation

 

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Ms. Micaela Sinibaldi (Graduate student, Department of History, University of Florence)

The Beidha "Medieval" Pottery Assemblage in the Context of the Ceramic Studies of Transjordan

 

Bert and Sally de Vries Fellowship

Ms. Micaela Sinibaldi (Graduate student, Department of History, University of Florence)

The Beidha "Medieval" Pottery Assemblage in the Context of the Ceramic Studies of Transjordan

 

Frederick-Wenger Jordanian Educational Fellowship

Mr. Nizar Issa Al-Adarbeh (Graduate student, Conservation and Management of Cultural Heritage, Yarmouk University)

Master's degree in Cultural Resources Management

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2006--2007

 

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Carlos Cordova (Department of Geography, Oklahoma State University)

Linking Flora, Fauna, and Climate in Prehistoric Contexts using Modern Assemblages of Pollen and Phytoliths in the Near East and Southern Africa

 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation East-Central European Research Fellows Program

Laszlo Csicsmann (Business School, Institute for International Studies, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary)

The Role of Civil Society in the Democratization Process in Jordan: The Interconnection of External and Internal Factors in the Jordanian Political Millieu

 Ülle Rannut (Department of General and Applied Linguistics, Tallinn University, Estonia)

The Impact of the Linguistic and Cultural Environment on the Status of Immigrant Minority Languages in the Middle East

 

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship

Victoria Baker (Department of Anthropology, Eckert College)

The Enculturation of Values in Jordanian Preschools

 Edward Lundy (Department of English, Austin Community College)

The New American Studies with a View from the Middle East: An Introductory Textbook for Students

 Eileen T. Lundy (Department of English, Classics and Philosophy, University of Texas, San Antonio.

A Comparative Approach to American Studies Programs in the Middle East

 

The Kress Fellowship in the Art and Archaeology of Jordan

Lucy Ann Clayton (Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University, SUNY)

A Microarchaeological Approach to Dolmen Sites

 Walter Ward (Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles)

International and Intra-regional Economic Exchange in Third Palestine

 

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship

Elena Indar Athwal (Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Weaving Urban Fabric

 Faisal Ghori (Department of Arab Studies, Georgetown University)

Onwards Democracy: Jordanian Islamists and Islamic Political Theory

 Bridget Guarasci (Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan)

Eden Again? The Technologies of Nostalgia and Reconstruction in Iraq's Marshes

 Morag Kersel (Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge)

The Past is Not for Sale: The Effects of Banning the Legal Trade in Antiquities on Archaeological Site Destruction in Jordan

 Anne Mariel Peters (Department of Politics, University of Virginia)

The Effects of U.S. Foreign Aid on State Institutions and Economic Growth in Egypt and Jordan

 Jennifer Ramsay (Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University)

Seeds of Economy: A Core/Periphery Examination of Botanical Remains from Petra, Humeima and Roman Aila

 Sherry Hardin Robison (Department of History, North Carolina State University)

The Christianization of the Kerak Plateau in Jordan during the Byzantine Period

 Sean Yom (Department of Government, Harvard University)

International Dimensions of Authoritarian Durability in the Middle East

 

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Monique Denise Acosta (Undergraduate, History, Walla Walla College)

Madaba Plains Project, Tall al-'Umayri

 Gretchen Dabbs (Graduate student, Anthropology, University of Arkansas)

Bioarchaeology of North Jordan Project

 

Harrell Family Fellowship

William Zimmerle (Graduate student, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania)

Tribal Affiliation and Genealogy in Jordan: A New Thamudic Inscription from the Region of Dhiban

 

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Micaela Sinibaldi (Graduate student, History, University of Florence)

Frankish Settlements in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem in the XIIth Century: An Analysis of their Topography through Archaeological Sources

 

James A. Sauer Fellowship

Ahmad Al-Momani (Graduate student, History, Yarmouk University)

Wadi Musa Archaeological Mapping

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2005--2006 

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Rebecca Foote (Islamic Art Society)

From Residence to Revolutionary Headquarters: The Early Islamic Qasr and Mosque Complex at Humayma and its Eighth-century Context

 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation East-Central European Research Fellows Program

Maria Hajnalova (Institute of Archaeology, Slovak Academy of Sciences)

Food Economies at the Roman Frontiers: A Comparison of Central Europe and Jordan

 Tsvetomira Pashova-Salim (Department of Arabic and Semitic Studies, University of St. Kliment Ohridsky of Sofia)

Multilevel Analysis of the Use of Connectives in Arabic Expository Texts

 

The Kress Fellowship in the Art and Archaeology of Jordan

Christopher Tuttle (Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University)

Life in Miniature: Figurines as Indicators of the Socio-Religious Culture of Petra and the Nabataeans

 

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship

Nancy Coinman (Department of Anthropology, Iowa State University)

Late Middle to Upper Paleolithic Technological Transitions: Investigations at Tor Sadaf Rockshelter, Wadi al-Hasa, Jordan

 Caroline Davies (Environmental Studies, University of Missouri, Kansas City)

Modeling Paleoenvironmental Change and Basin Response on the Jordan Plateau

 Julie Peteet (Department of Anthropology, University of Louisville)

Closure: The Landscape of Human Mobility

 Andrew Smith II

Nabataean Identity, Community, and State Formation

 

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship

Kimberly Cavanagh (Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina)

The Real vs. The Imagined: An Examination of Ethnic Identity and Social Relationsships Among Contemporary Jordanians through Cuisine

 Glenn Joseph Corbett (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago)

A Locational Analysis of Petroglyph Sites in the Hisma Region of Southern Jordan

 Anne-Marie Pedersen (Department of English, Composition, and Rhetoric, University of Louisville)

English-Language Writing Practices of Jordanian research Scholars: Perceptions of Source Use and Documentation

 Terrence Szymanski (Linguistics Department, State University of New York, Buffalo)

Petra Papyri Project

 Cheri Williams (Department of Ancient History, North Carolina State University)

Egyptian Fine Wares of the Byzantine Period in Jordan and Palestine

 Michael Zimmerman (Institute of Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University)

The Hellenistic and Roman Pottery from the Field 1 (Village) Excavations at 'Araq el-Emir, Jordan: A Typological and Comparative Study

 

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Ian Babbitt (Classical Studies, Queen's University, Kingston)

Humayma Excavation

 Steven Edwards (Classics and Religion, Bishop's University)

Wadi ath-Thamad Project

 Miranda Robinson (Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria)

Humayma Excavation

 

Harrell Family Fellowship

Hannah Friedman (Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester)

Roman Settlement and Land Use in the Faynan

 

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Robert Patterson Jr (Department of Anthropology, East Carolina University)

Petra North ridge - Wadi Ramm Cemetery

 

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Sonya Jenssen (Department of Water Studies, University of Bergen, Norway)

Project Rainkeep

 

James A. Sauer Fellowship

Hannah Friedman (Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester)

Roman Settlement and Land Use in the Faynan

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2004--2005

 

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Rochelle Davis (Introduction to the Humanities, Stanford University)

Palestinians in Jordan and Memories of Village Life Before 1948

 

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation East-Central European Research Fellows Program

Algis Uzdavinys (Department of Comparative Studies, Lithuanian State Institute of Culture, Philosophy and Art)

The Nabatean Religion and Art: A Reciprocity of Hellenistic, Aramaic, and Arabic Patterns

 

Tomasz Waliszewski (Near Eastern Archaeology, Warsaw University)

Green Gold? Olive Oil Production in Jordan during the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Early Arab Period

 

The Kress Fellowship in the Art and Archaeology of Jordan

Adolfo Muniz (Anthropology, University of California, San Diego)

The Early Bronze Age Environment and Cultural Landscape of the Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan

 

ACOR-CAORC Post-Graduate Fellowship

Elise Friedland (Art Dept. and Program in Classical Studies, Rollins College)

Art as Cultural Negotiation: Sculptural dedications at Sanctuaries in the Roman Near East

 

R. Stephen Humphreys (History, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Christianity and Islam in Early Islamic Syria, 634-809

 

Ellen Lust-Okar (Political Science, Yale University)

Regimes, Coalitions and Institutional Reform Under Authoritarianism

 

Pete Moore (Political Science, University of Miami)

Open for Business? New Economic Zones and the Dilemma of Globalization in the Arab World

 

Megan Perry (Anthropology, East Carolina University)

Health, Labor, and Political Economy: A Bioarchaeological Analysis of Colonialism in the Classical Near East

 

Leslie Quintero (Anthropology, University of California, Riverside)

Archaeological Investigations of the Lower Paleolithic of the al-Jafr Basin

 

Joseph Stumpf (History and Political Science, Montgomery College, Maryland)

A Diachronic Study of an Urban Domestic Setting, 1st to 10th Centuries CE

 

Philip Wilke (Anthropology, University of California, Riverside)

Dating and Organizational Aspects of the Chalcolithic/Early Bronze Age Cortical-Flake Industry in the al-Jafr Basin, Jordan

 

ACOR-CAORC Fellowship

Fida Adely (Comparative Education and Anthropology, Teacher's College, Columbia University)

Schools in Jordan: Mediating Messages about Gender

 

Alivia Allison (Geology, University of Missouri, Kansas City)

In Search of the Ancient Harbor of Aila in Aqaba, Jordan Urban Environmental

 

Lisa Blaydes (Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles)

Strategic Interaction and Regime Change: Explaining Political Transition in the Arab World

 

Matthew Breznai (North Carolina State University)

Central Jordan in the Classical Period

 

Elena Dodge Corbett (Modern Middle East History, University of Chicago)

Jordan First: Archaeology and Perceptions of National Identity in Jordan

 

Robert Greeley (Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley )

Exiled Writers

 

Joseph Livingston (Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas, Austin)

The Role of Socio-Economic Status in Defining the Political Behavior and Attitudes of Palestinian in Jordan

 

David McDonald (Division of Musicology, School of Music, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign)

Performing Palestine: Music and Nationalism Among Palestinians in Jordan

 

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Juan Manuel Tebes (Ancient Near Eastern History, University of Buenos Aires)

The Socioeconomic Evolution of the Negev and Southern Jordan in the Iron Age

 

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Allison Dzuricky (Anthropology, Penn State Erie Behrend College)

Petra Garden and Pool Complex Excavation

 

Gillian Gunther (Classical Studies, University of Guelph)

Humayma Excavations

 

Laura Holzweg (History (BA), Oklahoma State University)

Tall Hisban Field School

 

Harrell Family Fellowship

Elizabeth Monroe (Anthropology, University of California, San Diego)

Jabal Hamrat Fidan

 

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Fatima Mayada Al-Nammari (Architecture, Texas A & M University)

The Management of Post-Earthquake Recovery of Historic Buildings: The Case of Loma Prieta in San Francisco

 

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2003--2004

National Endowment for The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Prof. Stephen Savage (Anthropology, Arizona State University)

Converting the JADIS Archaeological Database to a GIS Capable Format

 

The Kress Fellowship in the Art and Archaeology of Jordan

Dr. Leigh-Ann Bedal (Humanities and Social Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, Erie)

The Petra Garden: Centerpiece of an Imperial Cult Complex?

 

CAORC Senior Fellowship

Dr. Angel Foster (IBIS Reproductive Health, Harvard Medical School)

Young Women's Health and Sexuality in the Middle East

 

Prof. Tina Niemi (Geosciences, University of Missouri, Kansas City)

Investigation of Historical Earthquakes in Jordan from Primary Text and Archaeological Excavations

 

Prof. Robert Rook (History, Fort Hays State University)

Memory, Memorials, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Preparing for Peace By Remembering War

 

Prof. Brannon Wheeler (Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Comparative Religion, University of Washington)

Arab Prophets of the Quran and Bible

 

CAORC Fellowship

Mr. Bjorn Anderson (Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan)

Constructing Nabataea: Identy, Ideology, and Connectivity

 

Ms. Jessica Lieberman (Political Science, George Washington University)

Embedding Civility: The Middle East, Voluntary Organizations and Global Civil Society

 

Mr. David Patel (Political Science, Stanford University)

Speaking for Change: Friday Sermons, State Oversight, and Local Politics in Jordan

 

Ms. Laura Pearl (Ethnology, University of Michigan)

The Personal is Political: Islamic Religious Practice as Political Activism at Yarmouk University, Jordan

 

Dr. Megan Perry (Anthropology, University of New Mexico)

Health, Labor, and Political Economy: A Bioarchaeological Analysis of Colonialism in the Classical Near East

 

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Mr. Farid Al-Salim (Graduate Student, History, University of Arkansas)

Provincial Palestine: A Social History of Tulkarm in the Late Ottoman Period, 1888-1918

 

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Ms. Michelle Smith (Undergraduate, History of Art, University of Victoria)

Humayma Excavation Project

Mr. Derek Sou (Undergraduate, Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria)

Humayma Excavation Project

 

Harrell Family Fellowship

Ms. Dawn Cropper (Graduate Student, Archaeology, University of Sydney, NSW)

Wadi ath-Thamad Project and The Late Neolithic Period of the Southern Levant: Bridging the Gap Between the Mediterranean and Steppe Zones

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2002--2003

 

National Endowment For The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Prof. Thomas Levy (Anthropology, University of California, San Diego)

Ancient Metal Production, Heterogeneity, and Socio-Economic Change: Social Consolidation and Fragmentation during the Iron Age in Southern Jordan

 

The Kress Fellowship in the Art and Archaeology of Jordan

Mr. Bjorn Anderson (Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan)

Constructing Nabataea: Identity, Ideology, and Connectivity

 

CAORC Senior Fellowship

Prof. Gary Rollefson (Anthropology, Whitman College)

Rescue Archaeology of Jordanian Neolithic Sites

 

CAORC Fellowship

Ms. Fida Adely (Comparative Education and Anthropology, Teacher's College, Columbia University)

The Education of Girls in Jordan: The Role of Schools and Teachers in the Socialization of Jordanian Girls

Prof. Betty Anderson (History, Boston University)

Political Education in Jordan and Palestine

Ms. Anne Marie Baylouny (Political Science, University of California, Berkeley)

Structural Adjustment and Private Family Charities in Jordan

Prof. Michaelle Browers (Political Science, Wake Forest University)

Reformation in Contemporary Islamic Thought

Ms. Cari Clark (Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health)

An Analysis of the Extend and Context of Gender-Based Violence in Amman, Jordan

Ms. Jennifer Jacobs (Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania)

Ululation in Levantine Society: Vocalization as Aesthetic, Affective, and Corporeal Practice

Prof. Kimberly Katz (Middle Eastern Studies, Emory University)

Holy Places and National Spaces: Jerusalem under Jordanian Control, 1948-1967 

Mr. Kristopher Kerry (Anthropology, University of Arizona)

Archaeological Survey of the Wadi Araba, Southwestern Jordan 

Ms. Jessica Lieberman (Political Science, George Washington University)

Embedding Civility: The Middle East, Voluntary Organizations and Global Civil Society

Dr. Neil MacKenzie (Independent Scholar)

Urban, Economic and Social History of the Ajlun Area under the Ayyubids and Mamluks: A Textual and Archaeological Examination

Prof. Pete Moore (Political Science, University of Miami)

Open for Business? New Economic Zones and the Dilemma of Globalization in the Arab World 

Ms. Mezna Qato (Modern History, St. Anthony's College, University of Oxford)

Narrating the Catastrophe: Counter-Nationalism and Palestinian Historiography, 1948-1961

Ms. Tiffany Raszick (Archaeology, University of Liverpool)

Analysis of the Chipped Stone Assemblage from Tell esh-Shuna North

Dr. Jason Rech (Desert Laboratory, University of Arizona)

Survey of Late Quaternary Wetland Deposits in Western Jordan 

Mr. James Schryver (Medieval Studies Program, Cornell University)

The Evidence for Cultural Interaction in the Art and Archaeology of the Latin East

 

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Mr. Adolfo Muniz (Graduate Student, Anthropology, University of California, San Diego)

Khirbat en-Nahas

 

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Ms. Sonia Radil (Undergraduate, Archaeology, University of Toronto)

Tell Madaba

Ms. Jenny Spruill (Undergraduate, History, North Carolina State University)

Roman Aqaba

Ms. Johanne Whitmore (Undergraduate, Geography, University of Ottawa)

Roman Aqaba

 

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Ms. Catherine Duff (Graduate Student, Archaeology, University of Toronto)

Wadi ath-Thamad

 

Harrell Family Fellowship

Mr. Adolfo Muniz (Graduate Student, Anthropology, University of California, San Diego)

Khirbat en-Nahas

 

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2001-2002

National Endowment For The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Dr. Chris Rollston (Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University)

The Palaeography of Iron Age Ammonite Inscriptions from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Script Morphology, Script Variation, Diachronic Evolution, and Ductus

The Kress Fellowship in the Art and Archaeology of Jordan

Ms. Susan Gelb (Classics, University of Texas, Austin)

Architecture and Romanization in the Ancient Near East: Hadrian's Journey to Palestine and Arabia in AD 129-130

CAORC Senior Fellowship

Prof. Bruce Borthwick (Political Science, Albion College)

The Politics of Scarcity: The Water Crisis in Jordan

Prof. Douglas Clark (Biblical Studies and Archaeology, Walla Walla College)

Domestic Architecture in Jordan during the Iron I Age

Prof. Nancy Coinman (Anthropology, Iowa State University)

Lacustrine/Marsh Ecological Settings During the Late Pleistocene: Implications for Human Subsistence Strategies

Prof. Karla J. Cunningham (Political Science, SUNY, Geneseo)

Information Technology and Political Change in Jordan

Prof. William Darrow (Religion, Williams College)

The Islamic Transformation of the Late Antique Levant

Dr. Sandra Scham (History and Archaeology, Jerusalem University)

The Heritage Presentation of Crusader and Ottoman Sites in the Middle East

CAORC Fellowship

Mr. Thomas Abowd (Anthropology, Columbia University)

Jewish-Arab Relations and the Politics of Everyday Life in British Mandate Jerusalem, 1917-1948

Prof. Fred C. Albertson (Art History, University of Memphis)

A Catalogue of Palmyrene Sculpture in North American Museums

Dr. Leigh-Ann Bedal (Landscape Architecture, Dumbarton Oaks)

The Petra Garden Feasibility Study Season

Prof. John Creed (Political Science, College of Charleston)

The Politics of Promoting Eco-Development to sustain Nature Conservation in Jordan and the Middle East

Dr. Christine Dykgraaf (Arabic, University of Arizona)

Martyrdom: Telling Symbol and Symptom of the Palestinian People's Struggle

Mr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri (Study of Religion, Harvard University)

Justice and Its Determination in Early Islamic Thought: Six Muslim Thinkers at the Turn of the Eleventh Century

Ms. Diane Grubisha (Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)

Steatite From Archaeological Sites in Jordan

Ms. Rachel Havrelock (Jewish Studies, University of California, Berkeley)

Crossing the Jordan: The Jordan River as Ancient and Contemporary Border

Dr. Russell Lucas (Government, Georgetown University)

Political Liberalization and the Peace Process in the Era of King Abdullah II

Dr. Eric Patrick (Geology, Carleton University, Ottawa)

Developing a Participatory Decision Support System for Surface Water Management with the Bedu of the Transborder Region of Jordan and Syria

Mr. Benjamin Porter (Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania)

Craft Specialization and State Formation in Iron Age Moab: Considering the Evidence from Ceramic Petrography and Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA)

Mr. John Rucker (Anthropology, University of Missouri, Columbia)

Da'Janiya Hinterland Survey Project

Ms. Anne Thomas (Ethnomusicology, Brown University)

Transmission of Musical Heritage: Youth Education in Arab Music at the National Conservatory of Music, Amman, Jordan

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Ms. Clea Bunch (Graduate Student, History, University of Arkansas)

Ambitious Alliance: Fashioning a Jordanian-American Friendship, 1946-1970

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Ms. Kendra Drever (Undergraduate, Archaeology, University of Calgary)

Wadi ath-Thamad Project

Ms. Marianne Jacobs (Undergraduate, Religion & Archaeology, Carson-Newman College)

Karak Resources Project

Ms. Courtney Self (Undergraduate, History, Oklahoma State University)

Madaba Plains Project

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Mr. Zakariya Nassar Ali Nai'mat (Graduate Student, Archaeology, Yarmouk University)

Burial Customs in the Southern Ghors (Jordan) During the Early Bronze Age, ca. 3300 - 2000 B.C.

Harrell Family Fellowship

Mr. Mark Dana Green (Graduate Student, Geoarchaeology, Indiana State University)

Karak Resources Project

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 2000-2001

National Endowment For The Humanities Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Prof. Fred Donner (Professor and Chair, Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)

The Rise of Islam

Near and Middle East Research and Training Program Senior Research Fellowship

Prof. Salman H. Al-Ani (Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Culture, Indiana University)

Arabic Prosody: An Acoustic Syllable Based Analysis

Near and Middle East Research and Training Program Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Mr. John Moreno Jr. (Graduate Student, School of Archaeology, Classics and Oriental Research, University of Liverpool)

Spatial Distribution and Lithic Analysis at Site WF 001: A Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Site in Southern Jordan

USIA/CAORC Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Prof. Elise Friedland (Professor, Art Department and Program in Classical Studies, Rollins College)

Roman Marble Sculptures from the East Baths at Gerash: Origins, Import, and Meaning

Prof. Denise Schmandt-Besserat (Professor, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas, Austin)

Symbols at 'Ain Ghazal: The Plastered Skulls and Their Cultural Significance

USIA/CAORC Fellowship

Prof. Betty Anderson (Professor, History, Boston University)

The Jordanian National Movement of the 1950's: Socio-Economic and Political Influences

Prof. Louise Cainkar (Professor, Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois, Chicago)

Issues in International Migration and Security: The Vulnerable Status of Resident Aliens in Times of Crisis--Global Lessons from the Case of Kuwait and the Jordanian Returnees

Dr. Shana Cohen (Sociology, University of California, Berkeley)

Rules of Employment: Job Markets During Economic Transition in Jordan and Morocco

Mr. Benjamin Dolinka (Graduate Student, History, North Carolina State University)

Nabataean Aila from a Ceramic Perspective: Local and Intra-Regional Trade in Aqaba Ware from the 1st Century B.C. through the Early 2nd Century A.D.

Prof. Frances Hasso (Professor, Sociology, Antioch College)

Paradoxes of Gender/Politics: Nationalism, Feminism, and Modernity in Contemporary Palestine

Mr. Jonathan Lawrence (Graduate Student, Theology, University of Notre Dame)

Living Water? Investigating the Development of Jewish Ritual Bathing and Christian Baptism

Prof. Donald Zeigler (Professor, Political Science and Geography, Old Dominion University)

Changing Geographies of the Christian Population in Amman, Jordan

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Mr. Ronald James Cook (Graduate Student, Greek & Roman Studies, University of Victoria)

Humeima Watchtower Survey

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Ms. Alyson Berkowitz (Undergraduate, Archaeology and Anthropology, Mercyhurst College)

Khirbet Iskander Excavation

Mr. Michael Martin (Graduate Student, Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary)

Khirbet Iskander Excavation

Mr. Walter Ward (Graduate Student, History, North Carolina State University)

Roman Aqaba Project

Harrell Family Fellowship

Mr. Ronald James Cook (Graduate Student, Greek & Roman Studies, University of Victoria)

Humeima Excavation Project

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 1999-2000

National Endowment For The Humanities (NEH) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Dr. Bethany Walker (Post-Doctoral Researcher)

Reconstructing Mamluk Administration in the Transjordan: A Multidisciplinary Study.

The Kress Fellowship In The Art and Archaeology of Jordan

Ms. Lara G. Tohme (Ph.D Program, Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Out of Antiquity: The Umayyads in Context.

Near and Middle East Research and Training Program (NMERTP) Senior Research Fellowship

Prof. Jon W. Anderson (Professor, Anthropology, Catholic University of America)

Social History of the Internet in Jordan.

Dr. Douglas C. Comer (Chief, Applied Archeology Center, US National Park Service)

Three-Dimensional Mapping of Environmental and Prehistoric Cultural Features in the Beidha Region with Spaceborne and Airborne Imagery.

Dr. Neil D. MacKenzie (Independent Scholar)

Water Mills of the Ajlun Area: an Examination of Ayyubid/Mamluk Contexts.

Near and Middle East Research and Training Program (NMERTP) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Mr. Dmytro Roman Kulchitsky (Ph.D Program, Public Policy, George Mason University)

The Use of Information Technology in Human Resource Development Public Policy-Making Communities: The Cases of Jordan and Israel.

Ms. Stefanie E. Nanes (Ph.D Program, Political Science, University of Wisconsin)

The Hidden Side of Politics: Women and Informal Networks in Jordan.

Ms. Tori I. Rohl (Graduate Student, Law School IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law)

The Influence of Islamic Law on Jordanian Contract Law and The Settlement of U.S./Jordanian Business Disputes through Arbitration.

Mr. Ranjit Singh (Ph.D Program, Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia)

The Origins of Pacts: Regimes, Oppositions, and Political Liberalization in the Middle East.

United States Information Agency (USIA) Fellowship

Prof. Nancy R. Coinman (Professor, Anthropology, Iowa State University)

The Upper Paleolithic of Jordan: Human Adaptation During the Late Pleistocene.

Ms. Jennie R. Ebeling (Ph.D Program, Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona)

Analysis and Interpretation of Ground Stone Artifacts from Middle and Late Bronze Age Temples in Palestine.

Ms. Rebecca M. Foote (Graduate Student, Art and Architecture, Harvard University)

From Residence to Revolutionary Headquarters: The Early Islamic "Qasr" and Mosque Complex at Humeima and its Eighth-century Context.

Mr. Christopher Parker (Ph.D Program, Third World Studies, University of Ghent)

Palestinians in the Margins of State Building: Conflict, Mobilization, and Survival.

Ms. Susan Smith (Instructor, Department of Communication, University of Tulsa)

Archaeological Fieldwork in the Wadi Hisma.

Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship

Ms. Deirdre Grace Barrett (Ph.D Program, Anthropology, Brown University)

Eliciting Patterns of Trade in Petra, Jordan, From the 1st Century BCE Through the 6th Century CE, By Examination and Interpretation of the Terracotta Oil Lamps Found Within the Precincts of the Ancient City.

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Ms. Valerie Batt (Undergraduate, University of California, San Diego)

Jebel Hamrat Fidan Field School.

Mr. John Dekle (Undergraduate, Religion and Philosophy, University of Florida)

Tell Jalul Madaba Plains Project.

Ms. Melissa N.C. Nevills (Undergraduate, University of Toronto)

Tell Madaba Archaeological Project.

Harrell Family Fellowship

Mr. Andrew J. Graham (Graduate Student, Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Toronto)

Tell Madaba Archaeological Project Digital Archives.

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Ms. Sarah E. Whitcher (Ph.D Program, Archaeology, University of Edinburgh)

The Jebel Hamrat Fidan Faunal Remains: A Diachronic Investigation of the Dynamics of Human-Animal Relations in Southern Jordan.

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 1998-1999

National Endowment For The Humanities (NEH) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Prof. Gary Rollefson (Professor and Director, 'Ain Ghazal Research Institute)

Stratigraphy and Architecture at Neolithic 'Ain Ghazal, Jordan

Dr. Ellen Fleischmann (Lecturer, History, Georgetown University)

The Nation and Its "New" Women: Feminism, Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Palestinian Women's Movement, 1920-1948

The Kress Fellowship In the Art and Archaeology of Jordan

Ms. Ellen Kenney (Ph.D. Program, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)

Power and Patronage in Mamluk Bilad al-Sham: The Architecture and Urban Works of Governor Tankiz (1312-40)

Ms. Alexandra Retzleff (Ph.D. Program, Classics, University of North Carolina)

The Design of Roman Theatres in Roman Arabia and Syria

Near and Middle East Research and Training Program (NMERTP) Senior Research Fellowship

Prof. Douglas Clark (Professor, Biblical Studies, Walla Walla College)

Iron I Domestic Architecture in the Hill Country of Jordan

Prof. Philip Wilke (Professor, Anthropology, University of California, Riverside)

Investigations of Pre-Pottery Neolithic Use of the Jordanian Desert

Near and Middle East Research and Training Program (NMERTP) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Ms. Leigh-Ann Bedal (Ph.D Program, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania)

The Petra Lower Market Survey Project

Mr. Robert Caldwell (Ph.D. Program, Classical Studies, University of Michigan)

Further Work on the Petra Papyri

Mr. Benjamin Dolinka (MA Program, History, North Carolina State University)

The History of Aila (Aqaba, Jordan) During the Nabataean and Early Roman Periods, ca. 50 BC - AD 150: Ceramic Evidence from the Roman Aqaba Project

Mr. James Hill (Ph.D. Program, Anthropology, Arizona State University)

Geoarchaeology and Long Term Human Impact on the Environment in the Wadi al Hasa, Jordan

United States Information Agency (USIA) Fellowship

Ms. Karen Borstad (Ph.D. Program, Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona)

Reconstructing Ancient Roads: A Diachronic Study of Communication Routes Using Geographic Information System Models for the Madaba Plains Project Region, Jordan

Dr. Karla Cunningham (Lecturer, Political Science, Buffalo State College)

Towards a Broader Understanding of Civil Society: An Analysis of the Structure, Composition, and Orientation of Jordanian Civil Society and its Relations with the Hashemite Regime

Mr. Mohammed Hafez (Ph.D. Program, London School of Economics & Political Science)

Political Islam: Explaining the Sources of Accomodation and Militancy

Mr. Michael Homan (Ph.D. Program, History, University of California, San Diego)

Tents and Sedentism in Late Bronze-Early Iron Age Syro-Palestine: Epigraphic, Biblical, Historical, and Archaeological Evidence

Prof. Michael Neeley (Professor, Anthropology, Arizona State University)

Late Pleistocene Land Use Strategies Along the Eastern Periphery of Lake Hasa

Dr. Leslie Quintero (Research Assistant, Anthropology, University of California, Riverside)

The Jafr Basin Archaeological Project, Phase III

Mr. Andrew Smith II (Ph.D. Program, Ancient History, University of Maryland)

Building Traditions in the Southeast Wadi Araba

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Ms. Robin Armstrong (Undergraduate, North Carolina State University)

Roman Aqaba Project

Mr. Joseph McClain (Graduate Student, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, University of Chicago)

Tell Madaba Project

Mr. Chaffee Viets (Undergraduate, History, North Carolina State University)

Roman Aqaba Project

Harrell Family Fellowship

Mr. Campion Carruthers (Masters Program, Public Administration, University of Victoria)

Humeima Excavations

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Ms. Linah Ababneh (Graduate Student, Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology, Yarmouk University)

A Survey of Natural Wood Species Used in Antiquity in Jordan

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 1997-1998

National Endowment For The Humanities (NEH) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Prof. Andrew Shryock (Assistant Professor, Anthropology, State University of New York, Buffalo)

The Politics of Hospitality in Tribal Jordan.

The Kress Fellowship In the Art and Archaeology of Jordan

Ms. Erika Schluntz (Ph.D. Program, Center for Old World Archaeology & Art, Brown University)

The Architectural Sculpture of the Southern Temple at Petra, Jordan.

Near and Middle East Research and Training Program (NMERTP) Senior Research Fellowship

Prof. Bruce Borthwick (Professor, Political Science, Albion College)

Policy Making in Jordan in Regard to Water.

Prof. Patricia Carter (Associate Professor, Music Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

The Collection and Preservation of Jordanian Folk Music on Site.

Near and Middle East Research and Training Program (NMERTP) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Ms. Michelle Bonogofsky (Ph.D. Program, Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley)

Human Relationships Among the Neolithic Burials of Jordan.

Ms. Michaelle Browers (Ph.D. Program, Political Science, University of Minnesota)

Contested Discourse: The Concept of Civil Society in Contemporary Arab Democratic Theory.

Mr. Najib Hourani (Ph.D. Program, Department of Politics, New York University)

The Politics of Anti-Politics: Bureaucratization and Development in Modern Jordan

Ms. Donka Markus (Ph.D. Program, Classical Studies, University of Michigan)

Research on the Carbonized Petra Papyri.

Mr. Charles Reineke (M.A. Program, Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia)

Assessing the Economic, Environmental and Cultural Effects of Mass Tourism in the Jordan Rift Valley.

United States Information Agency (USIA) Fellowship

Ms. Joy Lehman Farmer (Ph.D. Program, Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles)

The Political Economy of Private Sector Growth in Jordan.

Mr. Waleed Hazbun (Ph.D. Program, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Staging Liberalization? The Politics of Tourism, the State, and Global Economy in Jordan.

Mr. Russell Lucas (Ph.D. Program, Department of Government, Georgetown University)

Opposition and the Politics of Institutional Reform in Arab Monarchies.

Ms. Megan Perry (Ph.D. Program, Biological Anthropology, University of New Mexico)

Bir Madhkur Excavation and Survey: A Bioarchaeological Study of a Roman Frontier Garrison.

Prof. Jane Peterson (Visiting Assistant Professor, Social & Cultural Sciences, Marquette University)

The Origins and Development of an Early Agricultural Village in West-Central Jordan: Mapping and Preliminary Test Excavations at Khirbet Hammam in the Wadi el-Hasa.

Mr. Benjamin Saidel (Ph.D. Program, Anthropology, Harvard University)

The Bedouin Ethnoarchaeological Survey Project.

Ms. Catherine Warrick (Ph.D. Program, Comparative Politics, Georgetown University)

The Politics of Culture: Gender and Discourse in Jordanian Society.

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Mr. Brian Brown (Undergraduate, Archaeology, Brown University)

Petra Southern Temple Project.

Mr. Christian Rata (Graduate Student, Biblical Hebrew Languages & Literature, Univ. of Toronto)

Wadi eth-Themed Project

FELLOWSHIP AWARDEES 1996-1997

Near and Middle East Research and Training Program (NMERTP) Senior Research Fellowship

Prof. Robert Daniel, (Professor, Institut fur Altertumskunde, Universitat Koln)

Editing of the Carbonized Papyrus Archive from Petra

Dr. Timothy Harrison, (Research Associate, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)

The Tell Madaba Project: Investigations of Urban Life in the Semi-Arid Highlands of Central Jordan

Prof. Mansoon Moaddel (Associate Professor, Sociology, Eastern Michigan University)

Understanding Jordanian Exceptionalism

Prof. Amiya Mohanty (Professor, Sociology, Eastern Kentucky University)

Modernization and the Changing Social Supports, Needs, and Life Satisfaction of the Elderly in Jordan: An Exploratory Study

Prof. Michael Reimer (Assistant Professor, Arabic Studies, American University in Cairo)

Local Government in Jordanian Towns: 1921-1967

Prof. Denise Schmandt-Besserat (Professor, Art History, University of Texas-Austin)

Neolithic Symbolism at 'Ain Ghazal: The Socioeconomic Significance

Near and Middle East Research and Training Program (NMERTP) Post-DoctoralResearch Fellowship

Prof. Robin McGrew - Zoubi (Assistant Professor, Education, Sam Houston State University)

Middle Eastern Women in Science: A Study of Science Education in Gender Separate Schools in Jordan

Prof. William Mierse (Associate Professor, Art History, University of Vermont)

Comparative Study of Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Sanctuary Designs in the Levantine Region of the Eastern Mediterranean

Prof. Tom Paradise (Assitant Professor, Geography, University of Hawaii-Hilo)

The Analysis of Roman Architectural Deterioration in Jordan

Prof. Ahmed Sadri (Associate Professor, Sociology, Lake Forest College)

The Comparative Study of Post-Revivalist Islam

Near and Middle East Research and Training Program (NMERTP) Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Mr. David Clark (PhD Program, Archaeology, University of London)

An Archaeological Examination of the Paleo-Christian Baptisimal Fonts Within the Decopolis at Northern Jordan

Ms. Elizabeth Gittings (PhD Program, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University)

The Iconography of the Palace and Umayyad Dynastic Legitimacy at Qusayr 'Amra

Mr. Alan Paul Olson (MA Program, Anthropology, University of Tulsa)

A Study of Technotypology and Transhumanance within the Middle and Upper Paleolithic of Jordan

Ms. Anne Pirie (PhD Program, Archaeology, University of Durham, UK)

Hunter-gatherer Territories in the Epipalaeolighic

Mr. Leonard Robinson (PhD Program, Political Science, University of Utah)

Hard Bargains: EliteSelf-Interest, Two Level Games, and Conflict Resolution in the International System

Mr. Trent Shipley (PhD Program, Anthropology, University of Arizona)

Eliciting Jordanian Thoughts on Masculinity Through Popular Film

Mr. Quintan Wiktorowicz (PhD Program, Political Science, American University)

The Role of Islamic Private Voluntary Associations in Democratization in Jordan

Mr. Francis Oliver Wilcox (MA Program, Arabic Studies, Georgetown University)

Human Rights and the Politics of Liberalization In Jordan Since 1989

United States Information Agency (USIA) Fellowship

Mr. Thomas Berger (PhD Program, Anthropology, University of New Mexico)

Diachronic Change in the Natufian of the Levant

Mr. Bryan Daves (PhD Program, Political Science, Columbia University)

Coalitions and Economic Adjustment: Jordan and Morocco

Ms. Rochelle Anne Davis (PhD Candidate, Anthro. & Mod. Arabic Literature, Univ. of Michigan)

Recreating Jerusalem: Oral Histories of Life in British Mandate Jerusalem

Ms. Sarah Harvey (PhD Candidate, Classical Archaeology, University of Michigan)

The Impact of Environment and History on the Settlement Pattern of the Nabateans in Southwestern Jordan and the Negev

Ms. Kimberly Katz (PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Languate & Literature, New York University)

A Comparative View of the Development of Islamic Institutions in Amman and Jerusalem in the 1950's

Ms. Ellen Lust-Okar (PhD Program, Political Science, University of Michigan)

Stepping In and Out of the System: The Changing Political Strategies of Joradanian Opposition Elites

Ms. Allison Wilke (PhD Candidate, Near Eastern Studies, St. Antony's College, Oxford University)

Portraying Nationalists: The Arab Press and Palestinian Women's Groups, 1929-1939

Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship

Ms. Carol Frey (Undergraduate, State University of New York, Stony Brook)

Roman Aqaba Project

Ms. Pauline Ripat (Graduate Student, Classics, University of Victoria)

Humeima Project

Harrell Family Fellowship

Ms. Maysoon Al-Nahar (Graduate Student, Anthropology, Arizona State University)

Tell Abu en-Niaj Project

Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship

Ms. Edith Dunn (MA Graduate, Historic Preservation, Columbia University)

Umm el-Jimal Project