Luiza Osorio G. da Silva

Luiza Silva
Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
Research Interests: Ancient Egyptian material culture; kingship and its legitimization in different periods; materiality and materials choice in ancient Egypt; the intersection of monumentality and the landscape; the contexts and audiences for art and architecture

Academic Bio

Luiza Osorio G. da Silva is a PhD student in Egyptian Archaeology. She received her BA with university and departmental honors at Brown University in May 2018, majoring in Egyptology and Archaeology, and her MA from the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago in August 2020.

Luiza has worked in archaeological projects in Italy, Peru, and Brazil, and she currently excavates with the Petra Terraces Archaeological Project in Jordan. She has also worked with the Giza Project at Harvard University, the Egyptian collections at both the National Museum of Brazil and the RISD Museum, and as an educator at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. While at Brown, she also served as a research assistant in the preparation of two faculty publications.

At the University of Chicago, Luiza serves as the Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Near Eastern Studies and as a Public Programs Volunteer in the Oriental Institute. She recently received the Archaeological Institute of America’s Elizabeth Bartman Museum Internship award for upcoming work at the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as a Graduate Global Impact (GGI) Internship award from UChicagoGRAD for upcoming work at the British Museum.