Dr. Colleen Manassa-Darnell, Egyptologist
Colleen is the former Marilyn M. and William K. Simpson Associate Professor of Egyptology at Yale and currently teaches art history at the University of Hartford and conducts research as a Faculty Affiliate at the Peabody Museum of Natural History where she curated Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharaohs. She is an award-winning author of five books and has published dozens of articles in academic journals and volumes. She has delivered lectures around the world on her innovative research, including her archaeological work as director of the Moalla Survey Project. She has been featured in National Geographic’s The Mummy Road Show: Mystery of the Masks, the History Channel’s Egypt: Engineering an Empire, Discovery Channel’s Scandals of the Ancient World, and a multi-part series on Tutankhamun called King Tut Unwrapped just to name a few.