Wasfi Kailani (2007 ISSRPL)

Wasfi Kailani is a Jordanian PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and a visiting scholar at Truman Research Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also a fellow of al-Urdun al-Jadeed Research Center in Amman. Beside his work on his PhD studies on the Jewish Quarter and the Arab-Jewish frontiers in the Old City of Jerusalem, Wasfi has been, since August 2000, involved in a variety of research joint-projects, with some focus on subjects of ‘identity’, ‘religion’ and ‘boundaries’ among different societies in Jordan, Israel and Palestine. Meanwhile, he also conducted concrete fieldwork on different societies and gained an interesting experience of university-teaching in these three countries. Wasfi published articles and he is writing on Jordanian Chechens, Judaism, Jerusalem and American Jewry in Israel.