PhD, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles (2015)
MA, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles (2010)
B.A. first class, Oriental Studies, University of Oxford (2007)


  • Multilingualism in the ancient Mediterranean
  • Non-western approaches to translation
  • Social differentiation in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt through language and material culture
  • Archaeology of the Fayum, Egypt


  • 2016 Review of Ägyptologische „Binsen”-Weisheiten I-II. Neue Forschungen und Methoden der Hieratistik, edited by Ursula Verhoeven, in Die Welt des Orients 46(1): 115-118.
  • 2014 “Picking up the Pieces – The Hood-Hearst Papyrus,” Bancroftiana: Newsletter of the Friends of the Bancroft Library 145: 10-11.
  • 2013 “The Gendered Individual in Funerary Papyri of the Graeco-Roman Period,” Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 49: 201-214.
  • 2013 W. Wendrich, E. Cole, R. Cappers, D. Jones and S. Holdaway. “The Fayum Desert as an Agricultural Landscape: Recent Research Results,” in C. Arlt and M. Stadler (eds.) Das Fayum in Hellenismus und Kaiserzeit: Fallstudien zu multikulturellum Leben in der Antike. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz-Vertag.

Interpretation and Authority: the Social Functions of Translation in Ancient Egypt



Introduction to Middle Egyptian A, B and C
Egyptian Civilization B – Second Intermediate Period to Roman Period
Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Summer Intensive
Mixed Messages: Identity in the Hellenistic World
Egyptian Religion
Egyptian Art and Architecture A – Prehistory to Middle Kingdom
Archaeological Field Methods – US-Egyptian Field School in Egypt


Seminar in Egyptian Palaeography