Scholarly Projects and Interests

Field Project:

Director, Karnak Great Hypostyle Hall Project of the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, University of Memphis (

Current Research Projects:

Egypto-Hittite Relations in the Later New Kingdom, especially under Ramesses II

Battle Reliefs of Ramesses II and Merenptah at Karnak (South wall of Hypostyle Hall and West wall of the Cour de la Cachette)

Iconography of the Shebyu-collar

Egyptian Monumental Epigraphy: History and Methodology

Egyptology and Historiography

Research and Teaching Disciplines:

Egyptology: History,  Epigraphy, Philology, Art History

Ancient History and Historiography: Ancient Near East, Greece, Rome

Research Interests:

Post-Amarna and Ramesside Political History, especially Seti I and Ramesses II

Egyptian History, especially New Kingdom

Egyptian Kingship, New Kingdom Temples & Iconography

Egyptian Foreign Military Activity and Diplomacy in the New Kingdom

Monumental Battle Reliefs in the New Kingdom

Historiography of Ancient Egypt