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Associate Professor (September 2017-Present)
Assistant Professor (August 2011-August 2017)
Department of History and Political Science
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow (September 2010-August 2011)
Department of Core Curriculum, School of Sciences and Engineering
The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
• Visiting Assistant Professor in Department of Core Curriculum.
My dear Miss Ransom: Letters between Caroline Ransom Williams and James Henry Breasted, 1898- 1935. Editor, Kathleen L. Sheppard; preface, Anne Flannery. (Oxford, UK: Archaeopress, 2018).
The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2013).
Peer-Reviewed Edited Volumes
Communities and Knowledge Production in Archaeology, eds. Julia Roberts, Kathleen Sheppard, Ulf Hansson, Jonathan Trigg. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2020.
World Histories of Archaeology, Special Collection of Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. eds. Kathleen Sheppard, Julia Roberts, Ulf Hansson, Jonathan Trigg. Published 29 November 2016. http://www.archaeologybulletin.org/collections/special/world-histories-of-archaeology/
“Margaret Alice Murray and Archaeological Training in the Classroom: Preparing ‘Petrie’s Pups,’” in Histories of Egyptology: Interdisciplinary Measures, ed. William Carruthers (London: Routledge, 2014), 113-128.
“Afterword,” in Debbie Challis, The Archaeology of Race: The Eugenic Ideas of Francis Galton and Flinders Petrie (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), 223-232.
“‘Trying desperately to make myself an Egyptologist’: James Breasted’s Early Scientific Network,” in Communities and Knowledge Production in Archaeology, eds. Julia Roberts, Kathleen Sheppard, Ulf Hansson, Jonathan Trigg. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press (2020), 174-187.
“Tea with King Tut at The Winter Palace Hotel,” Journal of History and Cultures 10 (2019): 67-88.
“On His Majesty’s Secret Service: James Henry Breasted, Accidental Spy,” Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities 44 (2017-2018): 251-272.
“Between Spectacle and Science: Margaret Murray and the Tomb of the Two Brothers,” Science in Context, 25:4 (2012): 525-549.
“Flinders Petrie and Eugenics at UCL,” Bulletin of the History of Archaeology, Volume 20:1 (May 2010): 16-29.
“Flinders Petrie and Eugenics,” Project Gallery, Antiquity (September 2008).
Peer-Reviewed Magazine Articles
“‘Constant Companions’ and ‘Intimate Friends’: The Lives and Careers of Maggie Benson and Nettie Gourlay.” Lady Science (June 2019): https://www.ladyscience.com/constant-companions-and-intimate-friends/no57
“Selective Blindness: Ida Bengtson and the Treatment of Trachoma.” Lady Science, on, The New Inquiry (December 2018): https://www.ladyscience.com/selective-blindness-ida-bengtson-and-the-treatment-of-trachoma/no51
“Kate Sheppard and the Science of Suffrage in New Zealand.” Lady Science, on, The New Inquiry (April 2018): https://www.ladyscience.com/kate-sheppard-and-the-science-of-suffrage-in-new-zealand/no43
“Will the Real Amelia Peabody Please Stand Up?” Lady Science, on The New Inquiry (January 2018): https://thenewinquiry.com/blog/will-the-real-amelia-peabody-please-stand-up/
“Forced into the Fringe: Margaret Murray’s Witch-Cult Hypothesis.” Lady Science, on The New Inquiry (April 2017): https://thenewinquiry.com/blog/forced-into-the-fringe-margaret-murrays-witch- cult-hypothesis/
“What Does a Woman Know?” Lady Science, on The New Inquiry (December 2016): http://thenewinquiry.com/blogs/%blog-types%/what-does-a-woman-know/
“Hartmut Berghoff, Barbara Korte, Ralf Schneider, Christopher Harvie, eds. The Making of Modern Tourism: The Cultural History of the British Experience, 1600 -2000. Hampshire Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.” H-Environment (June 2020): https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=54782
“Brent Maner. Germany’s Ancient Pasts: Archaeology and Historical Interpretation since 1700. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.” Isis 111:2 (June 2020): 405-406.
“Breaking barriers in the voting booth and the laboratory. Review of Patricia Fara, A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War. Oxford U. Press, 2018.” Physics Today 71:8 (August 2018): 51-52.
“Toby Wilkinson and Julian Platt (eds), Aristocrats and Archaeologists: An Edwardian Journey on the Nile. Cairo: AUC Press, 2017.” Histories of Archaeology Research Network (June 2018): https://harngroup.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/book-review-aristocrats-and-archaeologists- aucpress-2017/
“Jason Thompson, Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology, Volume 2: The Golden Age: 1881-1914. 384pp., bibl., index. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2015.” Histories of Archaeology Research Network (December 2016): https://harngroup.wordpress.com/2016/12/02/book-review-wonderful-things-vol-2/
“Andrew Humphreys, On the Nile in the Golden Age of Travel. 184 pages, bibl., index. Cairo: AUC Press, 2015.” Histories of Archaeology Research Network (August 2016): https://harngroup.wordpress.com/2016/08/05/book-review-on-the-nile-in-the-golden-age-of- travel/
“Jason Thompson, Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology, 1: From Antiquity to 1881. Xvi + 359pp., bibl., index. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2015.” Bulletin of the History of Archaeology, 26(1) (2016), Art. 3. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/bha-574
“John M. Adams. The Millionaire and the Mummies: Theodore Davis’s Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2013.” Histories of Archaeology Research Network (December 2015): https://harngroup.wordpress.com/2015/12/11/book-review-the-millionaire- and-the-mummies/
“L. C. Carr, Tessa Verney Wheeler: Women and Archaeology Before World War Two. Xiv + 274pp., illus., app., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.” Women: A Cultural Review 26:1-2 (2015), 154-155.
“Jeffery Abt. American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute. xviii + 510 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.” Isis 104:1 (2013), 167-168.
Selected Papers Delivered
“Artifaction and the Every Day: Technologies of Transportation in Egyptian Archaeology,” delivered at the Humanities and Technology Conference, Missouri S&T, Rolla, Missouri, 8 November 2019.
“Republic of Letters: Egyptologists in Egypt at the turn of the century,” delivered at the Missouri Egyptology Symposium, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, 19 October 2019.
“‘In recognition of your devoted service’: Women as maintainers in Egyptology,” delivered at the Center for STS Symposium, Missouri S&T, Rolla, Missouri, 24 April 2019.
“Constant Companions and Intimate Friends: Female Creative Couples in the History of Archaeology,” delivered at Midwest Junto for the History of Science, Kansas City, Missouri, 13 April 2019.
“Breaking Ground?: Shifting The View of Women’s Roles in the History of Egyptology,” delivered at American Research Center in Egypt Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, 21 April 2017.
“Baedeker’s Archaeology: A Historical Tourist in Alexandria,” delivered at Histories of Archaeology Research Network and Swedish Institute Conference, Rome, Italy, 20 October 2016.
“From the Excavation Pit to the Museum Shelf: Building James Breasted’s Early Scientific Network,” delivered at European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting, Glasgow, UK, September 5, 2015.
“Gamification in Online Learning: History of Science for Engineers,” with John Stewart, delivered at the Teaching and Learning Technology Conference, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri, March 12, 2015.
“On His Majesty’s Secret Service: Archaeologists as Spies during World War I,” delivered at Midwest Junto for the History of Science, Kirksville, Missouri, April 6, 2014.
“Keeping Knowledge in situ: Sites of Knowledge Creation in Egyptology,” delivered at Midwest Junto for the History of Science. South Bend, Indiana, April 6, 2013.
“Becoming Indiana Jones: Archaeological Training in the Classroom, 1900-1935,” delivered at History of Science Society Annual Meeting. Cleveland, Ohio, November 4, 2011.
Selected Invited Talks
“Women on the Nile in the ‘Golden Age’ of Travel,” Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, Missouri, 6 February 2020.
“King Tut at the Winter Palace: ‘Everywhere the glint of gold…’,” Colorado School of Mines, Hennebach Lecture, Golden, Colorado, 27 November 2018.
“Breaking Ground? Women’s Working Lives in the History of Egyptology,” Egypt Study Society, Denver, Colorado, 10 September 2018.
“Professional Networks of Women: Margaret Murray’s Role in Archaeology,” Petrie Centenary Celebration Series, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College, London, London, UK, September 9, 2015.
“Margaret Murray and the Manchester Mummies,” American Research Center in Egypt, Chicago Chapter Meeting, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, 2 May 2015.
“Questing for the History of Science: A Gamified Online Class,” History of Science Colloquium, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 5 September 2014.
“Women in Instrumentation and Measurement,” Special Guest Speaker and Panel Discussant at the IEEE conference of the International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology for the Instrumentation & Measurement Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 8 May 2013.
“The Tomb of the Two Brothers,” delivered at the New Curator Orientation session, “Beyond Engineering.” Missouri University of Science and Technology, 11 April 2013.
“Flinders Petrie and Eugenics,” delivered at the opening of the exhibit “Typecast: Flinders Petrie and Francis Galton”, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. University College, London. London, 5 May 2011.
“Engaging Students with Wikipedia,” Invited blog post for The Open Faculty Patchbook, 17 May 2019. https://openfacultypatchbook.org/uncategorized/patch-thirty-engaging-students-with-wikipedia/
Reprinted: https://wikiedu.org/blog/2019/08/01/engaging-students-with-wikipedia/ 1 August 2019.
“Engaging Engineering Students in the Humanities,” Invited blog post for Wikipedia Education Foundation, 5 January 2018. https://wikiedu.org/blog/2018/01/05/engaging-engineering-students-in-the- humanities/
10 Episodes: Nile Cruise, Then & Now, co-host with Christopher Naunton, Spring/Summer 2020.
“Episode 20: Romantic Friendship and Queer Marriage in Science,” Lady Science Podcast guest, June 2019.
“Episode 14: The Egyptologist,” Time to Eat the Dogs: A Podcast about Science, History, and Exploration, January 2018.
Classes I teach/have taught:
History of Science
History of Science in Latin America
Modern Western Civlizations
Women in the History of Science
Honors and Awards
2016 Nominee: University of Oklahoma, to the Council of Graduate Schools’ Gustav O. Arlt Award; Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology (2013).
2020 President’s Innovative Teaching Award, University of Missouri System
2019 Faculty Teaching Award, Missouri S&T
2018 Experiential Learning Award, Missouri S&T
2016 Faculty Teaching Award, Missouri S&T
2019 Woman of the Year, Missouri S&T
2017 Women’s Inspirational Award, Missouri S&T
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma: 2007-2010
Ph.D. History of Science (May 2010)
Dissertation title: “The Lady and the Looking Glass: Margaret Murray’s Life in Archaeology”
Dissertation supervised by: Katherine Pandora (chair), Piers Hale, Sandie Holguín, Suzanne Moon, Daniel Snell
Exam Fields: Human and Life Sciences in 19th and 20th centuries, Science in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, Women and Feminist Thought, and Ancient Science
Passed: April 25, 2008
Language: Spanish (Fall 2006)
University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma: 2004-2006
MA History of Science (December 2006)
Thesis: “‘You Call This Archaeology?’ Flinders Petrie and Eugenics”
Thesis Supervised by: Katherine Pandora (chair), Daniel Snell, Stephen Weldon
Language: French (Spring 2006)
University College London, London, England: 2001-2002
MA Egyptian Archaeology (September 2002)
Thesis: “Ancient Egyptian Cities: A Study in Egyptian Kingship”
Thesis Supervised by: David Jeffreys (chair), John Tait
Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri: 1997-2001
BA Anthropology and Sociology; minor: Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization, cum laude (May 2001)