Allyson Hawkins (Jordan)


Allyson Hawkins (Jordan)

Allyson is a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she is pursuing a master's in Human Security and Gender in the Middle East. Prior to Fletcher, Allyson spent two years in Tunisia teaching English with AMIDEAST, learning Arabic at the Bourguiba Institute for Modern Languages, and travelling. She also worked for Layalina Productions, Inc., a DC based nonprofit that produces award winning films and television series that aim to bridge the divide between the Arab world and the United States. At Layalina, Allyson served as Coordinating Producer and Production Supervisor for "Yemeniettes," a documentary that follows a team of teenage girls as they strive to break barriers of traditional Yemeni society through entrepreneurship. She is incredibly excited to return to Jordan, where she first studied abroad in 2010, and learn more about the issues facing Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Amman through working with the Collateral Repair Project. Allyson is originally from New Hampshire, and holds a BA in Government from Smith College in 2011. After her fellowship, Allyson wrote: "The training I received from AP ensured that I would be able to contribute to my host's efforts in a meaningful way. Knowing that I was able to build capacity and contribute to sustainable programs made my fellowship experience not only useful for my host, but rewarding for me."



20 Aug

Inshallah: A Final Dispatch

Inshallah. Probably the singular Arabic word I hear most on a daily basis. Meaning literally,

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Posted Aug 20, 2016

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18 Aug

Refugees’ Art to Travel to America

Yesterday was the final meeting of the Hope Workshop for their first advocacy quilting project! The

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Posted Aug 18, 2016

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28 Jul

The Stitching Begins!

On Wednesday the ladies of the Hope Workshop met to share their headway with stitching the

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Posted Jul 28, 2016

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24 Jul

Microblog: An Assessment

I sit in the backseat of the taxi van, with my camera and notepad in

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Posted Jul 24, 2016

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18 Jul

Sewing Hope

Last week, the Hope Workshop met for a second time to get going on the

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Posted Jul 18, 2016

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11 Jul

Exhausted

“What They Did Yesterday Afternoon” later that night i held an atlas in my lap

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Posted Jul 11, 2016

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29 Jun

Microblog: A Confrontation

I exit the minibus, the “servees,” and examine the nondescript street corner that is, apparently,

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Posted Jun 29, 2016

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24 Jun

First Steps and Feeling Honored

The women trickle in to CRP’s meeting room, exchanging hellos and commiserating about the midday

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Posted Jun 24, 2016

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22 Jun

Microblog: A Meditation

First day nerves have taken hold of my body. My shoulders are tense, I’m hyper-aware

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Posted Jun 22, 2016

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17 Jun

Hope and Hospitality in Amman

Jordan is a place that has always welcomed me with open arms. Whenever I’m in

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Posted Jun 17, 2016

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27 May

The calm before the storm: pre-departure musings from a 2016 peace fellow

Hello! My name is Ally Hawkins and I’ll be serving as a Peace Fellow for

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Posted May 27, 2016

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