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Briana Jackson holds a PhD in Egyptian art and archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She has taught courses at New York University, City College New York, Manhattanville College, and (currently) Pratt Institute (and soon at Baruch College and University of Hartford) on topics and surveys on ancient Egypt and art history, and has worked for the IFA-NYU/Princeton North Abydos Expedition on artifact processing, archiving, and surface collection. Her research interests are in Egyptian solar and lunar religion, the Amarna Period, international relations during the second millennium BCE, and archaeogaming. Her dissertation examined the spread of Atenism throughout Egypt and Sudan, how Aten temples across this space are connected, and what effect the cult had on society. Her Master's thesis studied the diplomatic relationship between Mitanni and Egypt during the reigns of Amenhotep III and Akhenaten, how solar motifs in art indicated shared solar religious beliefs, and how this may have strengthened diplomatic ties between them.

Current affiliations

Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute

Editorial team member of Estudios Orientales - Monografías / Red Iberoamericana de Investigadores en Próximo Oriente Antiguo

Port Ancient partner with Save Ancient Studies Alliance

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Publications

In preparation

"The Smiting Kiosks on the Royal Boats of Akhenaten and Nefertiti" (publication details confidential at present)

"A Summary Examination of Akhenaten's Widespread Atenist Program" (The Akhenaten Sun, projected 2021)

 

Forthcoming

"Akhenaten and His Aten Cult in Abydos and Akhmim" (De Gruyter, projected 2022)

2021

The Geographic and Social Spread of Aten Cult throughout Egypt and Sudan (PhD dissertation, New York University)

2018

Obduction: Walkthrough Guide. Morrisville, North Carolina: Lulu Press, lulu.com.

2016

Review: Mary Ann Eaverly. Tan Men/Pale Women: Color and Gender in Archaic Greece and Egypt, a Comparative Approach. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2013. caa.reviews.

2013

"Universalizing Tendencies and the Exchange of Art and Luxury Goods in the Reigns of Amenhotep III and Akhenaten” (MA thesis, New York University).

2011

Co-authored with Marinatos, Nanno. “The Pseudo-Minoan Nestor Ring and Its Egyptian Iconography.” Journal of Ancient  Egyptian Interconnections. Vol. 3:2, 2011, 6-15.

Podcasts

Forthcoming

Interview with Lexi Henning, Ancient Office Hours Podcast, The Ozymandias Project

2021

Interview with Dominic Perry, The History of Egypt Podcast