Christopher Woods

Christopher Woods
John A. Wilson Professor of Sumerian
The Oriental Institute 322
773.834.8560
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2001
Teaching at UChicago since 2002

Academic Bio

Chris Woods is the John A. Wilson Professor of Sumerian. His work focuses on Sumerian language and early Mesopotamian religion, literature, mathematics and administration. He serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Near Eastern Studies, and is the current director of the Oriental Institute.

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Selected Publications

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Recent & Regularly Taught Courses

  • SUMR 10101-02-03 Elementary Sumerian
  • SUMR 30608  Advanced Sumerian Literary Texts
  • NEHC 20004/30004 Ancient Near Eastern Thought and Literature I: Mesopotamian Literature
Affiliated Departments and Centers: Oriental Institute
Subject Area: Cuneiform Studies