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Eugene Cruz-Uribe

Professor of History
Whitewater Hall 272
(765) 973-8631


  • B.A. 1975: University of Chicago, Humanities (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)
  • M.A. 1977; University of Chicago, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (Egyptology)
  • Ph.D. 1983: University of Chicago, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (Egyptology)

Current Research Interests

Ancient Egypt, ancient graffiti, pilgrimage, conflicts between traditional religions and early Christianity

Selected Publications

  • The Demotic Graffiti from the Temple of Isis on Philae Island (Atlanta, 2016)
  • Jitse H. F. Dijkstra and Eugene Cruz-Uribe, Syene I: The Figural and Textual Graffiti from the Temple of Isis at Aswan. Beiträge zur Ägyptischen Bauforschung und Altertumskunde Band 18 (Mainz: Philipp von Zabern, 2012).
  • Hibis Temple Project, Volume 3. Graffiti from the Temple Precinct. (San Antonio: Van Siclen Books, 2008)
  • The Archive of Tikas - Demotic Papyri from Philadelphia in the Fayum.  Coauthored with C. Nims ┼ (Sommerhausen: G. Zauzich Verlag, in press).
  • “Computers and Journal Publishing,” in S. Polis and J. Winand, eds., Texts, Languages & Information Technology in Egyptology, Liege, 2013, 169-174.
  • “Seth, God of Power and Might,” Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45 (2009), 201-226.
  • “Social Structure and Daily Life: Graeco-Roman,” in A. Lloyd, ed., A Companion to Ancient Egypt, Blackwells Companions to the Ancient World (Oxford, 2010), 491-506.
  • “The Death of Demotic Redux: Pilgrimage, Nubia and the Preservation of Egyptian Culture,” in H. Knuf, et al, eds., Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense (Fs Thissen) (Leuven, 2010), 499-506.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Professor of Global History and World Civilizations, California State University - Monterey Bay, 2011-2013.
  • Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Northern Arizona University, 2007-present.
  • Assistant / Associate Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Northern Arizona University, 1989-1998.
  • Assistant Professor of Egyptology, Brown University, 1983- 1988.

Selected Offices Held in National/International Professional Organizations

  • Editor, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, July 2008-present.
  • Editor, Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (Toronto), 1998 - 2007.

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

Fulbright Research Fellowship. Spring 2007.


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