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Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations
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Egyptology, Egyptian and Comparative Mythology, Kingship and Royalty, Royal Crowns and Iconography, Metaphor Formation and Cognition, Digital Humanities
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About Me

Academic CV: 

2005-present: Associate Professor, Dept. of NMC, U. of Toronto

1998: PhD University of Oxford/UK (St. John’s College)

1992: MA, University of Hamburg/FRG

Research Projects:

Mar. 2017 – Mar. 2021: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) – Insight Grant

(Project: “Myth, Metaphor, Mythical Thinking – Functions and Uses of Myth in Ancient Egypt”)  

Sept. 2011 – Aug. 2012: Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung

(Project: “Icon and Metaphor: Egyptian iconography and its textual equivalents, with a focus on the expression of divine light”

Apr. 2008 – Mar. 2013: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant

(Project: “Divine Light: Luminous aspects of divinity in Egypt and Mesopotamia”)

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Egypt (ancient)
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Material Culture, Religion