|Journal||Culture and History of the Ancient Near East|
|State||Published - 2021|
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is Assistant Director of Academic Engagement and Assistant Research Curator at the Harvard Art Museums, where she teaches with works of art from across the collections. Her Ph.D. dissertation (Brown University, 2019) is a study of ancient Egyptian royal living-rock stelae, the research for which was supported in part by a CAORC Mellon Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship and an ECA Fellowship from the American Research Center in Egypt. Jen is dedicated to public engagement in her work as both an Egyptologist and a museum professional.
We are grateful to the Department of Egyptology and Assyriology and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University, and to the George and Florence Wise Chair for Judaism in Antiquity at the University of Haifa for funding the conference. At Brown, Sarah Sharpe and Jessica Porter handled the logistics of the event. We also want to thank Benjamin Anderson, Martin van Bruinessen, Sinem Casale, Peter DeStaebler, Müge Durusu-Tanrıöver, Athena Kirk, Sarah Newman, James Osborne, and Christopher Ratté for expert advice as well as two anonymous reviewers selected by the press for their criticism and suggestions. Einat Tamir homogenized references and Daniel Plekhov produced original maps and offered valuable suggestions; we extend our thanks to both of them and, finally, to Luiza Silva for her characteristically efficient copy-editing and to Ayla Çevik, who expertly produced the indexes.
is Associate Professor of Art History at Auburn University. She earned her Ph.D. in the Art & Archaeology of the Mediterranean World at the University of Pennsylvania and specializes in the visual arts, literature, and cultural history of Mesopotamia. She has authored numerous studies examining issues of identity, agency, and materiality in Mesopotamia and is editor of The Materiality of Divine Agency (with B. Pongratz-Leisten; De Gruyter, 2015); Journey to the City: A Companion to the Middle East Galleries at the Penn Museum (with S. Tinney; Penn Museum, 2019); and Art/ifacts and ArtWorks in the Ancient World (Penn Museum, 2021). Her research has been supported by the American Philosophical Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Louis J. Kolb Foundation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies