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 archaeological projects in Italy, Peru, and Brazil, and she currently excavates with the Petra Terraces Archaeological Project in Jordan. She has contributed to the Giza Project at Harvard University and the Amara West Project at the British Museum, and has researched the Egyptian collections at the National Museum of Brazil, the RISD Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Additionally, she has worked as an educator at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology and is currently a Public Programs Volunteer at the Oriental Institute. 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.