Kate Minniti

Research interests:

•    Cross-cultural Interactions Between Greeks and Egyptians
•    Identity and Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean
•    Aegyptiaca in Greek and Phoenician Sanctuaries, Cities, and Tombs
•    Hellenistic Terracotta Figurines
•    Egyptian Archaeology
•    Greek and Roman Archaeology
•    Digital Humanities
•    Reception and Portrayal of Ancient Egypt in Pop Culture and Videogames


CV available upon request at: kate.minniti@alumni.ubc.ca


I am a PhD Candidate in Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies with an emphasis on Classical Archaeology.

My main research field is the study of Mediterranean connections during the Iron Age. In particular, I am interested in exploring how material culture was adapted by different agents to fit local agendas. My most recent works deal with the import, use, and meaning of Egyptian and Egyptianizing imports in Archaic Sicily. I am also involved with researching receptions of the Ancient World in pop culture and mainstream media.

CV available upon request at: kate.minniti@alumni.ubc.ca

I am currently working as Teaching Assistant at the University of British Columbia, and have participated in archaeological excavations in Motya, Wadi Howei (Sudan), in the Norwegian Archaeological Survey of the Karystia (NASK), and most recently in the NYU excavations in Selinunte (Italy).

In 2019 I received an Affiliated Fellowship for my dissertation research project “Aegyptiaca in Archaic Sicily”.