Community-Engaged Early Career Fellow, 2019-2020

A. Khaled Abu Jayyab

Khaled Abu Jayyab (Ph.D. Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, 2019) recently completed doctoral research titled “Nomads in late Chalcolithic Mesopotamia: Mobility and Social Change in the 5th and 4th Millennium BC” based in extensive archaeological research conducted in the Republic of Georgia on the origins of viticulture and wine production. His work has regularly brought him into engagement with government agencies in Canada and Georgia, museum partnerships, media outreach initiatives with public school students.

Landscape Archaeology and Human Adaptation to Changing Environmental Conditions during late prehistory in the southeastern Caucasus

While at the Jackman Humanities Institute Khaled will work to teach the public about archaeology and environmental change. His research focuses on diachronically understanding human responses to changes in environmental conditions through changes in settlement organization and subsistence strategies, bringing a time-depth perspective to discussions of contemporary climate change.


About this fellowship

The Community-Engaged Early Career fellowship is offered for the first time in 2019-2020 as a component of the research project, Humanities at Large, which was generously funded for three years by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowship is designed to enable knowledge transfer in and out of the academy, and during his year with the JHI, Khaled will be engaged in some of the the pillar activities outlined in this project, along with his own research.