Brendan Hainline

Advisor(s): Brian Muhs

Academic Bio

Brendan Hainline is an Egyptology Ph.D. candidate whose research interests include the Old Kingdom, Egyptian linguistics, the development of early writing systems, and the relationship between Egyptian and other Afro-Asiatic languages. His dissertation looks at linguistic variation in the Old Egyptian corpus of mortuary texts known as the Pyramid Texts, with an emphasis on how linguistic differences can be used as a tool to study the culture and religion of the Old Kingdom.

Brendan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics from Brown University and a Master’s Degree from the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations department at the University of Chicago. He has also done epigraphic work in Egypt as part of the Tell Edfu Project.