Firas Bqa’in, Amman Operations Manager

Firas Bqa’in is CBRL Council for British Research in the Levant, Amman Institute Operations Manager. He joined CBRL’s Amman Institute in July 2012 and worked as Events Administrator until 2014, before taking a position at the American Center of Oriental Research in Amman as Administrator, from 2014 to 2016. He then re-joined CBRL in October 2017 as the Executive Administrator.

He holds a BA in Archaeology from the University of Mu’tah and completed an MA in Archaeology at the University of Jordan, with a thesis entitled “A study of the Shera Mosque and other similar Umayyad Mosques in southern Jordan – a study of an early Islamic mosque in Wadi Rum”.

Firas has previously worked with the Department of Antiquities on archaeological excavations at the Amman Citadel 2000 to 2001, as a teacher at the Terra-Santa School in Amman 2002 to 2004, and as Dean Assistant at the Faculty of Art and Design in the University of Jordan 2004 to 2007. Between 2007 and 2011 he worked in NGO relief work as Project Coordinator at Caritas Jordan. In 2017, he worked again with Caritas Jordan in implementing a GIZ project on solid waste management, then in May 2017 he worked with the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf as Project Manager at Azraq camp for Syrian refugees.

Firas is part of the Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East project.

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