Nadine Moeller is Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale with a focus on Egyptian Archaeology and Egyptology. Her main research interests include settlement archaeology and urbanism in ancient Egypt, household archaeology and climate change in antiquity. She is author of The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt (Cambridge 2016), and co-editor together with Karen Radner (LMU Munich) and Dan Potts (NYU/ISAW) of the Oxford History of the Ancient Near East (Oxford 2020-), a five-volume project to replace the ‘Cambridge Ancient History’. She also co-edited a volume on the latest research results about the Hyksos ruler Khayan together with Irene Forstner-Müller (ÖAI) entitled The Hyksos Ruler Khyan and the Early Second Intermediate Period in Egypt: Problems and Priorities of Current Research (2018).
In Egypt she has been directing the ongoing excavations at Tell Edfu together with Gregory Marouard since 2010, and she also participated in numerous excavations and fieldwork projects at other sites in Egypt such as Abu Rawash, Memphis, Dendara, Theban West Bank, Valley of the Kings, and Elephantine.
She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge (Christ’s College 2004) and held the Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship at University College, Oxford (2004-2007). Her previous appointment was Associate Professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago (2007-2020). In 2018 she was the recipient of the Llewellyn John and Harriet Manchester Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.