Emily Grace Smith is a first-year graduate student studying Pharaonic period Egyptian art and archaeology. Her current research focuses on questions of embodiment and the conceptualization of the post-mortem body in Old and New Kingdom funerary practices relying on representations of the body in the artistic, archaeological, and textual spheres as evidence. She is also interested in the intersection of funerary materials and mortuary ritual, with a particular focus on their interplay with the Osiris Myth, as well as the role and representation of women in Dynastic period Egypt.
Emily received her B.A. (Highest Honors) in Anthropology from Monmouth University’s Honors School and her M.A. in Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Studies from New York University. She has worked extensively on academic and CRM based archaeological projects and in various museum positions. She is currently a member of the American Research Center in Egypt and the Egyptological Seminar of New York, as well as Lambda Alpha and Phi Alpha Theta honor societies.