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Yasmin Moll

Yasmin Moll is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan. She has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork on Nubian cultural activism in Egypt since 2015.

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Geoff Emberling

Geoff Emberling is Associate Research Scientist in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and Lecturer in the Department of Middle East Studies, University of Michigan. He has co-directed archaeological projects in Sudan since 2007, including work at El-Kurru (ikap.us) and at Jebel Barkal [website in production]

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Amal Hassan Fadlalla

Amal Hassan Fadlalla is Professor in the Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Anthropology, University of Michigan.

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Michael Fahy

Michael Fahy is Lecturer and Member of the Interactive Communications and Simulations Project in the School of Education, University of Michigan.

Anwar Mahjoub Ali

Anwar Mahjoub Ali is a resident of El-Kurru village who has worked with the University of Michigan team (International Kurru Archaeological Project) since 2014. He graduated from the University of Dongola with an undergraduate degree in law and is preparing to study heritage and archaeology at the University of Khartoum. He is working on the El-Kurru project.

Addie Block

Addie Block is a PhD student in linguistic anthropology at the University of Michigan and a member of the Nostalgic Futures team. Addie’s research investigates linguistic, script, and orthographic ideologies of minoritized languages in northern Africa. She is working on the Animating Nubia project.

Shannon Burton

Shannon Burton is a senior (graduating May 2021) studying Classical Archaeology at the University of Michigan. She is working on the El-Kurru project.

Caitlin Clerkin

Caitlin Clerkin is a doctoral candidate in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan, from which she has also received a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies. She is working on the El-Kurru project.

Suzanne Davis

Suzanne Davis is the Head of Conservation an Associate Curator at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. She specializes in the preservation of archaeological and cultural heritage and directs conservation efforts at multiple U-M field sites, including Abydos, Egypt, and El-Kurru and Jebel Barkal, Sudan. She is working on the El-Kurru project.

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Sami Mohamed Elamin

Sami Mohamed Elamin is an archaeologist and antiquities inspector at the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums (NCAM) in Khartoum, Sudan and has worked at El-Kurru since 2017. He established and runs the NCAM Heritage Registry and Archive Unit. He is working on the El-Kurru project.

Bailey Franzoi

Bailey Franzoi is a PhD student in the Interdepartmental Program of Classical Art and Archaeology. She is working on the El-Kurru project.

Heidi Hilliker

Heidi Hilliker (she/her) is a PhD student at the University of Michigan in the Department of Middle East Studies. Her academic and professional focus is on Egyptology, archaeology, and museology. She is working on the El-Kurru project.

Evyn Kropf

Evyn Kropf is Librarian for Middle Eastern & North African Studies and Religious Studies and Curator of the Islamic Manuscripts Collection at the University of Michigan Library. She is supporting all four sub-projects.

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Jeff Kupperman

Jeff Kupperman has done extensive teaching, research, and project development in learning technologies at UM’s Ann Arbor and Flint campuses, and works closely with the Interactive Communications & Simulations (ICS) group in the School of Education. He is executive director of the nonprofit agency InGlobal Learning Design. He is working on the Nubia Odyssey project.

Shannon Ness

Shannon Ness is a PhD Candidate in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, University of Michigan. She holds a Museum Studies Certificate from the Museum Studies Program, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan. She is working on the El-Kurru project.

Karson Schenk

Karson Schenk is a graduating senior in the Art & Design program interested in the intersection of the arts with activism, research, and business sustainability. Paper Collage is her primary medium; her practice examines industrial systems within the natural environment, as well as cultural relationships to land, and how these systems intersect. See her work here. She is working on the Animating Nubia project.

Dina Shaaban

Dina Shaaban is the founder of Nubian Knights, an initiative aiming to foster a richer understanding of Nubian culture all over the world. Based in Egypt, she is an UI-UX designer of digital apps specialized in AI. She is working on the Animating Nubia project.

Raymond Silverman

Raymond Silverman, a historian of the visual cultures of Africa, is professor emeritus of History of Art, African Studies and Museum Studies at University of Michigan. His research and writing explore historical and contemporary visual practices in Ethiopia and Ghana, and museum and heritage discourse in Africa. He is working on the El-Kurru project.

Jeff Stanzler

Jeff Stanzler is a faculty member at the School of Education at the University of Michigan, working in teacher education and directing the Interactive Communications and Simulations (ICS) group. He is working on the Nubia Odyssey project.

Ansleigh Hamiliton

Ansleigh Hamilton is a recent U of M graduate from the Art & Design program (BFA 2021) with a focus on animation and illustration. See her work here. She is working on the Animating Nubia project.

Mohammed Shawky

Mohammed Shawky is a Nubian cultural rights activist. Based in Aswan, Egypt, he serves as the director of Peace Makers, an advocacy group committed to promoting cultures of peace through diversity, equity and inclusion.  He is working on the Animating Nubia project.

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