Andrés Martín García de la CruzArchaeologyLeiden University
Andrés Martín García de la Cruz holds a four-year BA in History and a MA in Archaeology and Heritage, obtained at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Currently, he is a student of the Research MA in Egyptology of Leiden University (UL) and a member of the Permanent Committee of the Iberoamerican Congress of Young Researchers in Egyptology (CIJIE).
His main research interest is the archaeological study of frontier architecture, addressing the search and understanding of the material evidence of contacts and interactions established between Middle Kingdom Egypt and the different cultures of the Bronze Age that surrounded it. To allow Andrés to continue developing his research in this field, the Spanish Association of Egyptology (AEDE) recently awarded him their biennial National Research Scholarship.
During the last years, he obtained a JAE Introduction to Research Scholarship (2020-2021) and a Collaboration Scholarship (2019-2020), that allowed him to work as a research student in the Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Mediterranean and the Near East of the Spanish National Research Council (ILC-CSIC) and in the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology (UAM).
He has also worked and collaborated with several archaeological projects and laboratories, taking part in the excavation and study of numerous archaeological sites in Spain, Italy, and Egypt with a wide range of chronologies.
Furthermore, he has presented contributions in various International Congresses and Conferences and organized scientific encounters together with different Boards of the Student Association “Arqueología Activa” (AAA-UAM), that he presided from 2020 to 2021. In September 2021, Andrés co-organized the First Iberoamerican Congress of Young Researchers in Egyptology (I CIJIE), hosted at the University of Alcalá (UAH).