Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Faculty research interests include Egyptian language, religion, warfare, and kingship; Mesopotamian literary and scholarly texts, history, divination, medicine, and science; the archaeology and languages of ancient Turkey; the relationship between text and archaeology; the study of calendars and chronology; and, the history of astronomy, astrology, and the related sciences in the ancient world. In addition, department faculty direct archaeological projects at the sites of Abydos in Egypt, Uronarti in the Sudan, and Labraunda in Turkey. 

James P. Allen
Wilbour Professor of Egyptology
Areas of interest: Ancient Egyptian Grammar and Literature


Matthew Rutz
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology  
Areas of interest: Assyriology, Epigraphy, Akkadian

Laurel Bestock
Associate Professor of Archaeology
Associate Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology
Areas of interest: Ancient Egypt and Sudan

Felipe Rojas Silva
Undergraduate Advisor 
Associate Professor of Archaeology
Associate Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology
Areas of interest: Archaeology, Ancient Anatolia

Leo Depuydt
Director of Graduate Studies
Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology
Areas of interest: Ancient Egyptian Civilization, Coptic

John Steele
Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology
Areas of interest: Assyriology, History of Science

Visiting Faculty

Aurore Motte
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Shiyanthi Thavapalan
Visiting Assistant Professor

 




Emeritus Faculty

Leonard H. Lesko

Charles Edwin Wilbour Professor Emeritus of Egyptology

 

Staff

A. Catherine Hanni

Academic Department Manager
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