Participant Info

First Name
Alexandra F.
Last Name
University of Nottingham
Website URL
Ancient Egypt, Disability, Disability History, Ptolemaic Egypt, Alexander the Great, Hellenistic Period, Museums, Heritage, Museum Education, Art, Cerebral Palsy, Physical Disability
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About Me

Alexandra F. Morris recently was awarded her PhD in history (Teesside University). Her research is on disability in ancient Egypt and creating inclusive museums. She holds an MA in Museum Studies and an MA in Near Eastern Languages & Civilisations (Egyptology). Her BA is in Archaeological Studies, Anthropology, and Art History with minors in Classics and history. Alexandra is a Co-Founder of the UK Disability History and Heritage Hub. Additionally she is serving in leadership/board positions for CripAntiquity, Asterion Hub, the Museum Education Roundtable, and the Lewisboro, NY Advisory Committee for the Disabled. She is co-editing the book Disability in Ancient Egypt and Egyptology: All Our Yesterdays, and authoring the monograph Disability in the Ptolemaic and Hellenistic World, 332-30 BCE: Plato’s Stepchildren: both under contract with Routledge. She has cerebral palsy and dyspraxia.

Recent Publications
  • “Cerebral Palsy in Ancient Egypt,” Pediatric Stroke 5 (2023): 1-28.
  • “Patterns of Force: Receptions of Agesilaus II, Disability, and Greek Sexuality,” In Kenneth Moore (editor). The Routledge Companion to the Reception of Ancient Greek and Roman Gender and Sexuality. Taylor & Francis, August 1, 2022.
  • Editor & Introduction Writer. Alexander the Great. Flame Tree Press, July 19, 2022.
  • “Let That Be Your Last Battlefield: Tutankhamun and Disability,” Athens Journal of History,1 (2020): 53-72.
  • “The Conscience of the King: Alexander the Great and the Ancient Disabled.” In Kenneth Moore (editor). Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Alexander the Great. Leiden: Brill Publishing, June 1, 2018.
  • “Alexander the Great: Head to Head with CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy),” Athens Journal of History 3 (2017): 225-234.
  • “Augustus and the Use of Propaganda in Official Portraits,” Collegiate Anthropologist 1     (2010): 16-21.


  • Morris, Alexandra F. and Sneed, Debby. “Blog: A Brief Guide to Disability Terminology & Theory in Ancient World Studies,” August 30, 2021, Society for Classical Studies,


Media Coverage
I have appeared previously on podcasts on Alexander the Great and history. I have also been interviewed prior in the Lewisboro Ledger, Rockstar Anthropologist, and the CUCD Bulletin.
Country Focus
Ancient Egypt and Greece
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Mediterranean
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Disability, Libraries & Archives, Material Culture, Medicine, Museums, Pedagogy, Public History