Émilie Sarrazin

Emilie Sarrazin
Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Academic Bio

Émilie Sarrazin is a PhD student in Egyptian archaeology. Her interests include settlement archaeology, the interactions between ancient Egypt and Nubia, and the political uses and misuses of archaeology. She is also interested in the role of museums in transmitting and shaping our modern perceptions of the past. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Classics with honors from McGill University, and has participated in various archaeological excavations in Canada and in France. Since 2015, she has been a member of the Oriental Institute missions excavating at Tell Edfu and Dendera. She has also been working with the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes of the Oriental Institute since 2013, on diverse projects utilizing GIS for archaeological and heritage purposes. She was co-coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Workshop in 2015-2016, and is currently working with the Oriental Institute Museum to design the display maps for the renewal of the galleries.