AIA Lecturer: Colleen Manassa Darnell
Colleen Manassa Darnell currently teaches Egyptian art history at the University of Hartford and is the former William K. and Marilyn M. Simpson Associate Professor of Egyptology at Yale University. She received her PhD from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale in 2005. Her recent publications include Imagining the Past: Historical Fiction in New Kingdom Egypt and Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharaohs, the catalog for an exhibition that she curated at the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Her research interests include Egyptian grammar, New Kingdom literary texts, military history, funerary religion, social history, and landscape archaeology. Since 2008, she has directed the Moalla Survey Project, an archaeological expedition that has made several discoveries in a province of Upper Egypt.