I’m a postdoctoral researcher interested in Mesopotamian questions of gender and identity. I use digital methods to investigate masculinities and intersectional identities. Recently I’ve been interested in the embodiment of emotions in Neo-Assyrian texts.

Other Publications

2023: Age and Masculinities during the Neo-Assyrian Period’, Journal for Cuneiform

Studies, 75. 123-154 https://doi.org/10.1086/725222


2022: ‘Beards as a marker of status during the Neo-Assyrian period.’, In: J. Bach &

S. Fink (eds.) The King as a Nodal Point of Identity. Kasion 8. Munster: Zaphon.

81-105. Available open access.


2022: ‘The Masculinities of the Neo-Assyrian Queens of the Arabs’, Hebrew Studies

63: 79-98.


2019: ‘I am a Man: Masculinities in the Titulary of the Neo-Assyrian Kings in the

Royal Inscriptions’, KASKAL 16, 373-392.

Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    15-18 November 2023: ASOR

    • Chairing workshop “Digital Ethics in Ancient Near Eastern Projects”

    • Presenting paper


    2023: Member of IAA, ASOR.

    2019-2025: Member of the Centre of Excellence Ancient Near Eastern Empires (ANEE), University of Helsinki.

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