Jerrold S. Cooper

W.W. Spence Professor Emeritus of Semitic Languages

Curriculum Vitae


Jerry Cooper received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute in 1969, and has been teaching at Johns Hopkins since 1968. He has had guest appointments at UC Berkeley, UCLA, Padua, Rome "La Sapienza", and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Author of four books and numerous articles and reviews, he is pursuing projects in the History of Assyriology, Mesopotamian Historiography, Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient Near East, the Origins and Development of Writing Systems, and Sumerian Literature.