Department of Egyptology and Assyriology

Faculty and Staff

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.

Faculty

  • James P. Allen

    Wilbour Professor of Egyptology
    Wilbour Hall, 201
    2 Prospect Street
    Research Interests Ancient Egyptian Grammar and Literature
    Office Hours By Appointment: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9-1; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-1
  • Christelle Alvarez

    Director of Undergraduate Studies, Assistant Professor of Egyptology
    Wilbour Hall, 205
    2 Prospect Street
    Areas of Expertise Ancient Egyptian Grammar and Literature
    Office Hours Wednesdays and Fridays 2-3 or by appointment
  • Laurel Bestock

    Associate Professor of Archaeology, Associate Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology
    RI Hall, 101
    60 George Street
    Research Interests Ancient Egypt and Sudan
    Office Hours Thursday, 10-noon
  • Leo Depuydt

    Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology
    Wilbour Hall, 305
    2 Prospect Street
    Research Interests Ancient Egyptian Civilization, Coptic
    Office Hours Monday, Wednesday 1-2
  • Felipe Rojas-Silva

    Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Associate Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology
    RI Hall, 212
    60 George Street
    Research Interests Archaeology, Ancient Anatolia
  • Matthew Rutz

    Department Chair, Associate Professor of Egyptology & Assyriology
    Wilbour Hall, 204
    2 Prospect Street
    Research Interests Assyriology, Epigraphy, Akkadian
    Office Hours Monday and Friday, 1:30-2:30
  • John Steele

    Professor of the History of the Exact Sciences in Antiquity
    Wilbour Hall, 203
    2 Prospect Street
    Research Interests Assyriology, History of Science
    Office Hours Tuesdays 10-11 AM

Emeritus Faculty

Staff