Graduate Students

Adam Bean

Hebrew Bible & Northwest Semitic Philology
MDiv: (Hebrew Bible) Emmanuel School of Religion (2011)
BA: (Biblical Studies) Johnson University (2007)

Michael Chapin

BA: Cornell University (2015)

Stephanie Cooper

Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology
MA: (Old Testament Studies) Denver Seminary (2018)
BA: (International/Multicultural Studies) Evangel University (2005)

Noah Crabtree

Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology
MA: (Bible and the Ancient Near East) Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2015)
BA: (Liberal Arts) Gutenberg College (2010)
Interests: Philology, classical prophecy

Richard J. L. Essam

MA: Assyriology, Friedrich-Schiller-Universit├Ąt Jena (2015)
BA: Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto (2011)
Interests: Sumerian and Akkadian philology and grammar, history of ancient Near Eastern religions

Justin E. Estrada

Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology
MA: Durham University (2013)
MSt: University of Oxford (2010)
MDiv: Reformed Theological Seminary (2009)
BA: University of Pennsylvania (2006)

Tori Finlayson

MA: Leiden University (2016)
BA: University British Columbia (2011)

Marc Flores

MA: Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Pompeu Fabra University (2019)
MPhil: Assyriology, University of Cambridge (2018)
BA: History, University of Barcelona (2017)
Interests: Cultural and Intellectual History, Linguistic Anthropology and Ancient Near Eastern Religion

Rania Galal Darwish Suliman

MA: Johns Hopkins University (2014)
BA: Helwan University (2008)

Nicholas Gill

MA: Classics, Queen’s University (2017)
BA: Classical Studies, Queen’s University (2015)
Interests: Divination, Ancient Science and Medicine, Sacrifice, and Near Eastern Religion

Chelsea Kaufman

MA: (Archaeological Studies) Yale University (2017)
BA: (Art History) Moravian College (2015)
Interests: Change, consistency, and maintenance of art and iconography in sacred and secular space with a focus on the 18th Dynasty

Morgan Moroney

Egyptian Art and Archaeology
BA: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago (2010)

Faith Myrick

Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
BA: (History and Art) George Mason University (2020)
Interests: The interactions between the Ancient Near East and other Eurasian cultures

Morganne Ottobre

Hebrew Bible and Northwest Semetic Philology
MDiv: (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) Princeton Theological Seminary (2021)
BA: (Religious Studies; Economics) University of Virginia (2018)
Interests: Israelite religion, ehtnicity and gender in the ANE

Paige Paulsen

MA: (Anthropology) University of Central Florida (2018)
BA: (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations / Geography) University of Chicago (2014)

Laurel A. Poolman

BA: Archaeology, George Washington University (2014)
Interest: Zooarchaeology

Maarten Praet

Egyptian Art and Archaeology
MA: (Near Eastern Studies) KU Leuven (2018)
MA: (Archaeology) KU Leuven (2016)
MA: (Ancient History) KU Leuven (2015)
BA: (History) KU Leuven (2014)
Interests: Art and Archaeology of the Middle Kingdom

Xiaoye (Grace) Qi

MA: (Bible and Ancient Near East) Brandeis University (2020)
MA: (Ancient History) Fudan University (2016)
BA: (History) Qufu Normal University (2013)

John Lafe Shannon

MA: (Middle Eastern Studies) University of Chicago (2020)
BA: (Sociiology) Saint Xavier University (2018)
Interests: Archaeometallurgy, Human-Environment Interaction, Prehistory

Jini Shin

Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology
STM: Yale Divinity School
MDiv: Harvard Divinity School
BA: Ewha Woman’s University

Karlene Shippelhoute

Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
BA: (Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations and Anthropology) University of California, Berkeley (2016)

Meg Swaney

MA: New York University (2013)
BA: University of Chicago (2011)

Avary Taylor

Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
BA: Classical and Near Eastern Studies, Bryn Mawr College (2015)

Jill Waller

Egyptian Art and Archaeology
BA: Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago (2012)

Jason Weimar

Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitic Philology
MA: (Archaeology) Cornell University (2017)
MDiv: Reformed Theological Seminary (2016)
BA: (History) University of Louisiana – Monroe (2012)
Interests: “Ancient South Arabian, Relationship between the Southern Levant and Yemen, Scribal Practice and Errors

Mason Wilkes

BA: (English and Comparative Literature Studies) Occidental College (2009)
Interests: “Sumerian Myth and Literature”

Alison Wilkinson

MA: University of Liverpool (2019)
BA: University of Liverpool (2018)
Interests: Portrayal of women and gender in textual evidence; Gender Studies; Linguistics; Dier el-Medina

Victoria Wilson

MA: University of Chicago
BA: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill