Claudie Fioroni


PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology and Sociology of Development, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Junior Visiting Fellow
(March – July 2016)


Phosphate and Politics in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Reshaping Rulers-Ruled Relationship under Neoliberal Capitalism

My project seeks to comprehend how certain ideas, practices and relations of power have historically assembled around flows of phosphate in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and how these were (re)defined and (re)negotiated in the context of neoliberal capitalism. Through an ethnography of the Jordanian phosphate industry, the project shows how neoliberal capitalism affect Jordanian peoples’ lives and the way they construe the state