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Chrystal Goudsouzian

Instructor/Undergraduate Advising Coordinator

 Chrystal Goudsouzian

Office: 143 Mitchell
Telephone: 901.678.5339
Fax: 901.678.2720
Education: Ph.D., History, The University of Memphis, 2012


Fields of interest

Within Egyptology, my main areas of interest are family life and religion with a focus on relationships among women, men, and children; constructions of gender; sex and sexuality; the body and bodily experience and understanding.

My research investigates the ways in which myth and religious beliefs and practices both reflected and shaped Egyptian conceptions of sexuality, gender, and their own bodies. My dissertation, “Becoming Isis: Myth, Medicine, Magic, and Reproduction in Ancient Egypt,” focused on the ways that mythic birthing scenarios informed, molded, and aided real-world reproductive experiences and practices from the conception of a child till its birth.

Courses taught

World Civilization to 1500, The Ancient World, The Greek Experience, Egypt of the Pharaohs

Representative publications

Book Reviews

Review: La mère, l'enfant et le lait en Égypte ancienne. Traditions médico-religieuses, by Richard-Alain Jean and Anne-Marie Loyrette. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 47 (2011)

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