Peter Moore Johnson

PhD Candidate

Ancient Egyptian and Nubian Art & Archaeology; Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Greater Mediterranean during the First Millennium BCE; Identity in the Ancient World; Reception Studies and Historiography of Antiquity; Digital Humanities in Archaeology & Art History

Peter is a PhD student at The Institute. His research focuses on Kushite-era material culture and self-presentation in ancient Egypt and Nubia. He currently holds the Bernard V. Bothmer Fellowship at the Institute and was previously a Polonsky Foundation NYU-Digital Humanities Scholar. He is currently a team member on the NYUIFA Excavations at Sanam Temple, Sudan and the Abydos North Cemetery Project in Egypt. His previous field experience was with the Innsbruck-Leiden Excavations at Satu Qala, Iraq. He has several years’ experience in museum and curatorial work, including internships at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Oriental Institute Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Cleveland Museum of Art, RISD Museum, and the Delaware Museum of Natural History, in addition to curating shows in New York, Chicago, and Providence. He holds an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and a BA (Hons.) in Egyptology from Brown University.