• CPhil Ancient Near Eastern Studies — UCLA
  • MA Ancient Near Eastern Studies — UCLA
  • MA Egyptology — University of Memphis
  • BA Classics — Duke University


Dissertation: Hittite Queenship: Women and Power in Hittite Anatolia

Women have been the topic of few Hittitological studies, and as yet no comprehensive treatment of women in Hittite Anatolia has been published. As a contribution to the growing literature on women in the ancient Near East, this dissertation examines the ways in which Hittite queens wielded political, economic, and ideological power and the degrees to which they exercised agency and autonomy.

Honors & Awards

2017-2018 Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA
2016-2017 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowship in Middle Eastern studies



  • Ancient Egyptian Art I
  • Ancient Egyptian Religion

Teaching Assistant

  • Ancient Egyptian Civilization I
  • Ancient Egyptian Civilization II
  • Ancient Egyptian Religion
  • Cinema and the Ancient World
  • Classical Mythology
  • Jerusalem: the Holy City
  • US History to 1877
  • US History since 1877
  • Visible Language: Study of Writing

Recent Talks

“Festivals and social hierarchies in Hittite Anatolia.” Oxford Postgraduate Conference in Assyriology. April 21, 2017.

“Puduhepa, power, and politics in the Hittite royal court.” Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society. March 19, 2017.