Tareq Ramadan, 2014–2015 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Tareq Ramadan is researching Umayyad-era coins, seals, weights, documents and other inscribed objects in Jordan. He is interested in reconstructing the political and economic environment of the Umayyad culture in Jordan in the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Tareq is a CAORC Pre-Doctorate Fellow in the 2014-2015 cycle. A Ph. D candidate in Anthropology at Wayne State University in Michigan, he was born and raised in the U.S. but comes from a Jordanian family with roots in Irbid.
Tareq sees himself collecting the data he needs, heading back to the United Sates, and getting his Ph.D. Afterwards, he would like to make a career teaching in higher education. He hopes to pass on the knowledge he obtained from his various research projects to new students.
Tareq says that his experience living at ACOR has been great. He knows ACOR well, as he had been awarded the Groot fellowship in 2012 and the de Vries scholarship in 2013. Both awards supported him to participate in archaeological excavations in Jordan.
Tareq Ramadan earned a B.A. in Anthropology in 2005 and an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies in 2008 from Wayne State University, and he is currently enrolled in the same institution in the Ph.D. Program for Anthropology with an emphasis on archaeology.
Read the blogpost “Jordan and the Administrative Legacy of the Umayyads” writtenin 2015 by Tareq for the ACOR Blog about his research in Jordan.
– This text is based on an interview conducted by Ms. Leen al-Zu’bi. Leen is a student at the Kings Academy in Jordan and was an ACOR intern in the summer of 2015.