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B.A. Archaeology (Hons.), Barnard College/Columbia University - 2009
M.Phil. Egyptology (Dist.), Clarendon Scholar, University of Oxford - 2012
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I spent the Fall Term of 2013 working as a Graduate Proctor at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology here at Brown. My project was threefold: to research the Egyptian ~45 objects in the collection; to provide hands-on learning experiences to students and visitors; and to research, RTI, and digitally draw an Old Kingdom relief block that has been housed in the Museum since 1995. The results of this project will be presented at the 2014 American Research Center in Egypt annual meeting (April 4-6, 2014).
My previous museum experience consists of two internships with the Department of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as a volunteership in the registration department at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. My research experience includes work for the Pleiades Project run out of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at NYU, and an internship with the Archaeology Department at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
I've excavated with the Megiddo Expedition at Tel Megiddo, Israel, since 2006, where I am the registrar for an Iron Age section of the site, and also a field archaeologist. I have spent a further three seasons with the Jezreel Valley Regional Project (also in Israel, right next to Megiddo); three with the Amheida Project in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt; and two with the Athienou Archaeological Project in Athienou-Malloura, Cyprus.
My undergrad thesis focused on modern viewership of Graeco-Roman mummy portraiture from Egypt. I'm still interested in this topic, but while at Oxford I worked on a very different group of objects: Late Period sacred animal "reliquaries" (little bronze boxes with bits of sacred animal mummies inside). In general, I am keen to do object-based studies. I also have plans to work my MPhil dissertation into an article. My other interests include digital epigraphy, depictions of the human physiognomy in ancient art, Egyptian concepts of space and memory, the "Late Ramesside Letters", the mechanics of hieroglyphic scripts, the Carian language and its relationship to Egypt, and Coptic art.