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Department of Archaeology

 

Biography

I am a first year PhD in Archaeology, specialising in the regions of ancient Egypt and Sudan, funded by the Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP – Trinity Hall Match. My research focuses on exploring the gradual colonisation of the Western Desert Oases in the Old Kingdom, through administrative practices and the built environment. I aim to determine the consequent effects upon the indigenous population(s) and developing concepts of identities in this region. I apply a range of evolving post-colonial theories from within and beyond the discipline. I studied both my BA in Archaeology (Egyptology) and MPhil in Archaeological Research at Cambridge University.

Research

My specific interests relate to concepts of identity and ethnicity in Upper Egypt and of "foreigners" within Egypt. I am interested in exploring how these identities manifest in the archaeological record, through burial practices, tomb paintings, and stelae. In previous work I have examined connections and migrations between ancient Egypt and Nubia through various mortuary material. 

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

A3 – Introduction to the Cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia – Supervisor

Principle Supervisor: Dr Kate Spence

Other Professional Activities

I have previously volunteered at the “Circulating Artefacts” project at the British Museum, identifying looted objects from ancient Egypt, and I have been involved in various excavations in the UK and Italy. 

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Material Culture
Archaeological Theory
Egyptology and Egyptian Language

Contact Details

njkr2@cam.ac.uk

Affiliations

Person keywords: 
Upper Egypt, Post-colonial Theory, Identity, Colonialism, Western Desert
Subjects: 
Archaeology
Egyptology
Themes: 
Material Culture
Geographical areas: 
Africa
Egypt and Sudan
Periods of interest: 
Neolithic
Pharaonic