Brendan Hainline

Brendan hainline
Humanities Teaching Fellow
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2020

Brendan Hainline is an Egyptologist whose research focuses on diachronic change in the Egyptian language, the Old Kingdom, the development of early writing, and the relationship between Egyptian and the other Afro-Asiatic languages. His dissertation, “Linguistic Variation in the Pyramid Texts”, examines the linguistic diversity present in the corpus of Egyptian Old Kingdom mortuary literature known as the Pyramid Texts and explores what the study of linguistics and philology can reveal about the dynamic relationships between history, power, and religious beliefs in ancient Egypt.

Brendan received his PhD from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago in 2020, his MA from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago in 2015, and his BA in Linguistics from Brown University in 2012.