I hold a joint appointment in the Library as the archivist of the Papyrology Collection and as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies. My academic interests focus on papyrology and the history or Graeco-Roman Egypt, primarily environmental history (water, irrigation, agriculture, natural resources, etc.). I also have interests in the history of Egyptology and in Egypt in the European colonial period.
I graduated from the University of Washington in 2004 with a BA in Classics and from the University of California Berkeley in 2012 with a PhD in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology. When I'm not to be found in the Papyrology room of Hatcher Graduate Library, look for me in Classical Studies on the second floor of Angell Hall.
I am the Archivist of the Papyrology Collection and work to facilitate research, publication, and conservation of the collection. On the digital side, I oversee and help to enhance papyrology's digital resources. On the Classical Studies side, I serve as an Assistant Professor and teach coursework in the Classics.