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ancient Egypt, ancient Nubia, 19th- and 20th-century intellectual history, popular engagement with ancient Egypt and Nubia, intersection of race theory and historical inquiry
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About Me

I am an Egyptologist. My current research focuses on the early 20th century, when Egyptology was just beginning to be taught in universities in the US. I am writing a book on conversations between white Egyptologists who held university positions in the US and Europe and scholars of African descent in the US so that the voices of black scholars will become integrated into Egyptology’s disciplinary history.

Recent Publications

2020. The Phoebe A. Hearst Expedition to Naga ed-Deir, Cemeteries N 2000 and N 2500. Harvard Egyptological Series. Brill. (editor and author)

2020. “There needs to be a marriage between Egyptology and Africana studies.” Kemet Expert blog.

2020. The Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Palaeography. Oxford University Press. (co-editor and author)

2019. “W. E. B. Du Bois, a new voice in Egyptology’s disciplinary history” / “W. E. B. Du Bois, une nouvelle voix dans l’histoire de l’égyptologie.” ANKH – Revue d’Égyptologie et des civilisations Africaines.

2018. Peace in Ancient Egypt. Harvard Egyptological Series. Brill.

2017. “Complications in the stylistic analysis of Egyptian art: A look at Medinet Habu.” In (Re)productive Traditions in Ancient Egypt. AegLeo 10. Presses Universitaires de Liège.

2015. “Observations on antiquities in later contexts.” In A Cosmopolitan City: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Old Cairo. OIP 38. University of Chicago.

2013. “The treatment of foreigners in Seti’s battle reliefs.” Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 98.

2004. “Hatshepsut’s use of Tuthmosis III in her program of legitimation.” Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 41.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Middle East
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Race