AIA Lecturer: Eugene Cruz-Uribe
Northern Arizona University
Dr. Eugene Cruz-Uribe is Professor Emeritus with the Department of History at Northern Arizona University. He received his degrees from the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, where he trained as an Egyptologist. He has published extensively on all periods of Egyptian history and culture, with an emphasis on Demotic language and the history and religion of the Late Period in Egypt. He has conducted a number of field research projects in Egypt, working mainly in Kharga Oasis in the western desert, but also throughout the Nile Valley. For the last ten years he has been recording and translating ancient Egyptian graffiti for what they reveal about personal piety, late period religious practices and pilgrimage. He was the recipient of a Fulbright Research Fellowship in 2007 to continue his studies in Egypt. In July 2008 he became the editor of the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, the principal journal for Egyptology research in the US.