Office: Art & Communication 203B
Brown University, Providence, RI
PhD Egyptology, May 2003
Dissertation: “The Funerary Texts of Amenirdis I: Analysis of their Layout and Purpose”, UMI Publication number: 3087233.
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
M.A. Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, November 1996
Major: Egyptian Language and Literature
Minor: Egyptian Archaeology
The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
BA Egyptology (Cum Laude), June 1994
Minor: Archaeological Chemistry
Women in Ancient Egypt: status and iconography; role of Women in temple ritual; the
significance of the titles: God’s wife of Amun, God’s hand and Divine Adorer; women
as power brokers .
Third Intermediate and Late Period Social History and Religion; with particular attention
given to power dynamics and gender relations in Egyptian administration and society,
especially in the Theban region.
Transmission of Egyptian funerary texts during Third Intermediate and Late Periods,
especially: Opening of the Mouth Ritual, Pyramid Texts, Coffin Texts, Solar Hymns,
Texts of the Hours of Night and Day.
Egyptian Grammar and language; Old, Middle, and Late Egyptian; Hieratic documents;
Coptic; survivals of ancient Egyptian idioms into the modern colloquial Arabic of
2004–2005 The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
Department of Art Summer Travel Grant (2005)
New Faculty Summer Research Grant (2004)
2002–2003 The National Endowment for the Humanities
American Research Center in Egypt, post-doctoral fellowship
1996–2002 Brown University, Providence, RI
Graduate Council Dissertation Research Award (2001–2002)
Department of Egyptology Teaching Assistantship (1997–2000)
Graduate School Fellowship (1996–1997)
Graduate School Summer Research Grant (1999, 2000)
The Joukowsky Family Travel Grant (Fall 2000)
Graduate School Travel Grant (Summer 1997, Winter 1999)
1995–1996 The University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
International Student Tuition Waiver Scholarship
1993–1994 The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Undergraduate Seminar Award, best paper presented
2003–Present Department of Art, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. Assistant
Middle Egyptian I
Middle Egyptian II
Middle Egyptian Literature
Egyptian Historical Texts (read in Hieratic)
2003–2009 The Graduate Faculty, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN. Associate
1997–2000 Department of Egyptology, Brown University, Providence, RI
History of Egypt III: Libyans, Nubians, and Persians in Egypt (Fall 1999)
Introduction to Middle Egyptian I (Fall 1997, Summer 1998, Fall 1998)
Introduction to Middle Egyptian II (Spring 1998, Spring 1999, Spring 2000)
Selected Readings in Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts (Fall 1997)
1998–2002 Brown Learning Community, Brown University, Providence, RI
Arabic for Beginners (Fall 2001)
Fun with Hieroglyphs (Fall 2001)
Pharaohs and Mummies (Fall 1998)
2000–2004 The Archaeological Mission of the Milano Museum in Egypt, Asasif, Egypt.
Epigrapher/ Research Assistant, Under the direction of Dr. Francesco Tiradritti
2000–2002 Brown University’s Epigraphic Survey of the Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt. Deputy
Director/ Epigrapher, Under the direction of Dr. Edward Brovarski
1997–1999 Saite Chapels Project, Medinet Habu, Egypt. Director/Epigrapher
Summer 1996 Mendes Expedition, Tell Rub’a, Egypt. Assistant Ceramicist, Under the
direction of Dr. Donald Redford
Winter 1995 Wadi el-Natrun Excavations, Wadi Natrun, Egypt. Archaeologist/ Administrative
liaison, Under the direction of Dr. Bastiaan Van Eldern
"The Pyramid Texts of Amenirdis I: Selection and Layout" in: Journal of the American
Research Center in Egypt 44 (2007) (In Press)
“Some Remarks on the Pyramid Texts Inscribed in the Chapel of Amenirdis I at Medinet
Habu” in: Essays Presented to Leonard H. Lesko upon his Retirement from the Wilbour
Chair of Egyptology at Brown University, June 2005. Eds. Stephen E. Thompson and Peter
Der Manuelian. Providence: Brown University, Department of Egyptology and Ancient
Western Asian Studies, 2008, 1–13.
"On the Identity and Role of the God’s Wife of Amun in Rites of Royal and Divine Dominion"
in: Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities 34 (2007): 1–13.
“The Selection and Layout of the Opening of the Mouth Scenes in the Chapel of Amenirdis
I at Medinet Habu.” Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 41 (2004):113–134
“Towards a Better Understanding of the ‘Opening of the Mouth Ritual’” in: Proceedings
of the Ninth International Congress of Egyptologists. Eds. J-C Goyon and C. Cardin.
Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 150. Leuven: Peeters, 2007, 109–116.
“La sposa divina, la divina Adoratrice e il Clero di Amon durante la XXV dinastia,”
in: L’ enigma di Harwa alla scoperta di un capolavoro del Rinascimento Egizio, eds. S. Einaudi and F. Tiradritti (Turin, 2004), 107–127.
“Towards an Edition of the Chapel of Amenirdis I at Medinet Habu,” in: Nubian Studies 1998: Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the International Society
of Nubian Studies. August 21-26, 1998, Boston, Massachusetts, ed. T. Kendall. (Boston, 2004), 214–222.
“Some Thoughts on the Disappearance of the Office of God’s Wife of Amun,” Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities 28 (2001): 1–14.
“Nemty Nakht’s Warning to the Peasant,” Göttingen Mittzellen 152 (1996): 9–10.
Review of From Slave to Pharaoh: The Black Experience of Ancient Egypt by Donald B. Redford (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 2004) Archaeology Odyssey
vol. 8 no. 5 (September/ October 2005): 46–48.
Review of Les texts de la pyramide de Pépy Ier. By Catherine Berger-el Naggar; Jean Leclant; Bernard Mathieu; and Isabelle Pierre-Croisiau.
2 vols.Mémoires de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale, vol.118/1-2. Cairo:
Institut français d’archéologie orientale, 2001. Journal of the American Oriental Society 124.1 (2004): 27–28.
Review of Les formules des transformations du Livre des Morts à la lumière d’une théorie de
la performativité. By Frédric Servajean. Bibliothèque d’Étude 137. Cairo: Institut français d’archéologie
orientale, 2003. Journal of the American Oriental Society.
Review of Ermant I: Les crypts du temple ptolémaique. By Christophe Thiers and Youri Volokhine. Mémoires
de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale, vol. 124. Cairo: Institut français d’archéologie orientale, 2005. Journal of the
American Oriental Society.
Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World, Editor in Chief: P. Bogucki
– “Slaves and Slavery in Ancient Egypt”
– “Festivals in Ancient Egypt”
– “Government Organization in Ancient Egypt”
– “Collapse and Abandonment in Ancient Egypt”
– “War and Conquest in Ancient Egypt”
“TT 37,” Dig Magazine (November/December 2004): 10–12.
“A Love of Building,” Calliope vol. 14, no.2 (October 2003): 24–26.
“Building a Pyramid,” Calliope vol. 12, no.1 (September 2001): 14–18.
“On the Egyptian roots of Coptic language and culture: I. Language.” El-Keraza vol. 19 (Winter 2000): 17–19.
“On the Ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman roots of Coptic Iconography: the case of
the Fayoum portraits,” El- Keraza vol. 17 (Fall 1998): 20–24.
Peer Reviewer, American Journal of Archaeology (2006-2007)