Luiza Osorio G. da Silva

Luiza Silva
Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
Research Interests: kingship and its legitimization in different periods, the intersection of space and power, the contexts and audiences for art and architecture, the writing of historical narratives

Academic Bio

Luiza Osorio G. Silva is a PhD candidate in Egyptian Archaeology. Her dissertation focuses on the experience and visibility of Middle Kingdom kingship and the state outside of the royal court.

Luiza received her BA with university and departmental honors at Brown University in May 2018, majoring in Archaeology and Egyptology, and her MA from the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago in August 2020.

Luiza has worked in several archaeological projects and currently excavates with the Petra Terraces Archaeological Project (PTAP) in Jordan. She has held both curatorial and education positions in museums, including the National Museum of Brazil, and participates in different forms of public outreach to increase the accessibility of the ancient world to diverse audiences. Luiza has also assisted in the preparation of several manuscripts and edited volumes and currently serves as an Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Near Eastern Studies and the Interdisciplinary Egyptology journal.