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Barnard College
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Ancient Egypt, Ancient Nubia, Religion, Women's Studies, Sacred Sexuality, Hieroglyphs, Egyptian language
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About Me

Solange Ashby received her Ph.D. in Egyptology, with a specialization in ancient Egyptian language and Nubian religion, from the University of Chicago. She has conducted field work in Egypt, participated in an excavation in El-Kurru, Sudan (royal Kushite cemetery), and holds fellowships at Catholic University’s Institute of Christian Oriental Research and the American Research Center in Egypt. Dr. Ashby teaches Religion at American University in Washington, DC. Her first book, Calling Out to Isis: the Enduring Nubian Presence at Philae, will be released shortly by Gorgias Press.

Recent Publications

“Meroitic Worship of Isis at Philae” Egypt in its African Context: Proceedings of the conference held at The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, 2-4 October, 2009. Ed. Karen Exell.  BAR International Series 2204. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2011.

“Dancing for Hathor: Nubian Women in Egyptian Cultic Life” Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies, vol. 5, article 2.

Calling Out to Isis. The Enduring Nubian Presence at Philae, Gorgias Press. forthcoming.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Egypt, Nubia
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Mediterranean
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Diplomacy, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Literary History, Religion, Sexuality, Women