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Missouri S&T (University of Missouri)
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History of Science, Egyptology, Egyptian Archaeology, archaeology, Women in Science, women in Egyptology
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About Me

I am an associate professor at Missouri S&T in Rolla, Missouri. I am a historian of science who studies the history of archaeology in Britain and the United States. I am the author of the scientific biography of Margaret Alice Murray (Lexington Press, 2013), and the newly published correspondence collection between Caroline Ransom Williams and James Henry Breasted from Archaeopress (2018). I am an administrator for the Histories of Archaeology Research Network (HARN) and a contributing editor for Lady Science and Bulletin for the History of Archaeology. I am a mom, triathlete, and wife, improving cook and work-life balance.

Recent Publications

My dear Miss Ransom: Letters between Caroline Ransom Williams and James Henry Breasted, 1898-1935. Editor, Kathleen L. Sheppard; preface, Anne Flannery. (Oxford, UK: Archaeopress, 2018).

World Histories of Archaeology, Special Collection of Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. eds. Kathleen Sheppard, Julia Roberts, Ulf Hansson, Jonathan Trigg. Launched 29 November 2016.

“On His Majesty’s Secret Service: James Henry Breasted, Accidental Spy,” Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, in press, scheduled for 2018.

“Will the Real Amelia Peabody Please Stand Up?” Lady Science, on The New Inquiry (January 2018):

“Forced into the Fringe: Margaret Murray’s Witch-Cult Hypothesis.” Lady Science, on The New Inquiry (April 2017):

“What Does a Woman Know?” Lady Science, on The New Inquiry (December 2016):

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Mediterranean, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Science, Women