Instructor/Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
Office: 143 Mitchell
Education: Ph.D., History, The University of Memphis, 2012
Fields of interest
Within Egyptology, my main areas of interest are family life and religion with a focus
on relationships among women, men, and children; constructions of gender; sex and
sexuality; the body and bodily experience and understanding.
My research investigates the ways in which myth and religious beliefs and practices
both reflected and shaped Egyptian conceptions of sexuality, gender, and their own
bodies. My dissertation, “Becoming Isis: Myth, Medicine, Magic, and Reproduction in
Ancient Egypt,” focused on the ways that mythic birthing scenarios informed, molded,
and aided real-world reproductive experiences and practices from the conception of
a child till its birth.
World Civilization to 1500, The Ancient World, The Greek Experience, Egypt of the
Review: La mère, l'enfant et le lait en Égypte ancienne. Traditions médico-religieuses,
by Richard-Alain Jean and Anne-Marie Loyrette. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 47 (2011)