Fellows and their Projects 2019-2020

Past Fellows

Current Fellows

Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professors:
Bruno Callegher, University of Trieste, “The Lost Coins and the Economy of Khirbet Qumran”

Edna Stern, Israel Antiquities Authority, “Venetian Merchants in the Holy Land (Southern Bilād al-Shām) during Mamluk and Early Ottoman Rule”

Frerichs Annual Professor:
J.P. Dessel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, “Rural Elites and Their Villages in the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age I”

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows:
Hannah Ringheim, University of Edinburgh, “Merchants, Mercenaries and Migrants: Early Greeks and the Levant”

Emma Wasserman, Rutgers University, “Beyond Monotheism: Early Christian Myths and Economies of Religious Exchange”

Ann Zimo, University of New Hampshire, “Bell Towers and Minarets: The Soundscape of the Levant in the Age of the Crusades”

Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Fellows:
Rachel Bernstein, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, “Tel Masos and East Syrian Monasticism as Part of the Negev’s Monastic Diversity”

Jill Joshowitz, New York University, “From Patriarchs to Prophets: The Art of Biblical Figures in the Late Antique Synagogue”

George A. Barton Fellow:
Diklah Zohar, Independent Scholar, “Islamic-Christian Artistic Exchange: The Mosaics of Khirbet el Mafjar near Jericho as a Case Study”

Lydie T. Shufro Summer Research Fellow:
Elise Friedland, George Washington University, “Sculptures of Roman and Byzantine Beth Shean/Scythopolis”

Carol and Eric Meyers Doctoral Dissertation Fellow:
Raashid Goyal, Cornell University, “The Construction of Islamic Law: Compositional Analyses of Legal Traditions”

Marcia and Oded Borowski Research Fellow:
Kathleen ForsteBoston University, “An Archaeobotanical Investigation of Early Islamic Agricultural Economy in the Levant”

Glassman Holland Research Fellow:
Hannah Parow-Souchon, LVR Office for Heritage Management in the Rhineland, “Carinated Technology in the Levantine Aurignacian”

ASOR’s William G. Dever Archaeological Fellowship for Biblical Scholars:
Lisa CleathGeorge Fox University

Johns Hopkins University-AIAR Undergraduate Archaeological Fellowship:
Luc Renaux, Johns Hopkins University


Associate Fellows



Past Fellows

Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize Recipients