Ella Karev is a PhD student in Egyptology. Her research focuses on the administration of the Persian period in Egypt, with a focus on the consolidation of Aramaic and Demotic sources and the patterns of continuity and change from earlier periods.
Ella holds a BA in Classics and Archaeology (summa cum laude) from Tel Aviv University, where she focused on Greek philology. While at Tel Aviv, Ella received scholarships and recognitions for Greek language study and Egyptology, and participated in excavations at Megiddo and Ein Ziq.
At the University of Chicago, Ella has taught Middle Egyptian, Hieratic, thematic courses, and academic writing. In 2019, she organized the 34th Annual Middle Eastern History and Theory conference. Ella is currently teaching Middle Egyptian Texts and is working as the book review editor at the Journal of Near Eastern Studies. Ella is also 2019–2020 fellow at the Chicago Center for Teaching.