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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Archaeology and the Ancient World (2023-2025)

Robyn Price studies ancient sensory experience and its ties to inequitable power dynamics in the past. To do this, she investigates the relationships curated between living and nonliving bodies as a way of understanding how cultural narratives are constructed and how these 'ways of being' influence the organization of large-scale economic, social, and political systems. Her dissertation examines the value of scent in New Kingdom Egypt (ca. 1550-1050 BCE) as a case study for this phenomenon.

Other research interests include sensory archaeology; ancient Egyptian archaeology; 3D-imaging, RTI and Photogrammetry; GC/MS (residue analysis); oils, incense, cosmetics, and unguents; museum ethics; ethnoarchaeology; and inclusive pedagogy practices. She earned M.A. degrees in Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology and Linguistic Anthropology from the University of Memphis and University of Virginia, respectively, before completing her Ph.D. in archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2022. She has excavated in a variety of locations, including Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Ethiopia, and Spain.