Meredith Brand is an archaeologist and writer in the Rhetoric and Composition Department at AUC where she teaches research and academic writing. Brand enjoys science and archaeology communication and has written articles on current issues in Egyptian cultural heritage and archaeology for Mada Masr and archaeological science in the MENA region for Nature Middle East. She has recently completed her PhD at University of Toronto on the socio-economic organization of pottery production in New Kingdom Egypt, and her archaeological research and publications have focused on pottery and material culture from excavations in Egypt and Sudan. She is also the assistant director and the ceramicist of the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition that excavates and surveys ancient Egyptian mines and settlements in the Eastern Desert. Brand has an interest in archaeological science and studies the geological origin of clay and ancient pottery paste recipes through petrographic analysis of ancient Egyptian pottery.
- PhD (2019) Egyptian Archaeology, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Department, University of Toronto
- MA (2008) Egyptian Archaeology, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Department, University of Toronto
- BA (2006) Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology Department, The American University in Cairo
- Egyptian archaeology, ancient Egyptian economy and labor, and pottery
- Archaeological science (petrographic analysis)
- Cultural heritage
- Science, archaeology, and cultural heritage communication and popular science writing