Dissertation Title: Waiting on Embers: Duration, Dispossession, and Everyday Life among Iraqi Migrants in Jordan

Zachary Sheldon is a sociocultural anthropologist studying migration, work, embodiment, empire, and games.
His current project revises his disseration into a book, which examines the participation of Iraqi migrants and refugees in Jordan's markets for foreign labor and capital. He is also beginning a second major project on the many ways that play, simulation, and fantasy shaped the history and aftermath of the 2003 Iraq War.
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