Iria Souto CastroEgyptologistUniversity of Vigo (Spain)


Iria Souto received her BA degree in Geography and History from the University of Vigo in 2014. In 2015, Iria started her PhD program. During the following years, she completed her studies on Egyptology at the University of Birmingham (Mres) and Oxford (pre-doctoral research visit). She has participated in several conferences on Ancient History, Religion in Antiquity and Egyptology held in Ferrol, Ourense, Murcia, Madrid, Zaragoza, Birmingham and Berlin. Similarly, she has participated in archaeological excavations in Galicia, Portugal and Luxor and published some peer-reviewed articles derived from conferences.

After completing her BA degree, she obtained her final degree award in 2015 by both the University of Vigo and the XUNTA of Galicia. Between 2016 and 2017, she visited Birmingham for the completion of her Egyptological education participating in the 4th Annual Birmingham Egyptology Symposium as organizer and speaker together with other masters’ students. Between 2017 and 2018 she developed her research, participated in several conferences (Madrid, Zaragoza) and in lectures as an assistant at the University of Vigo. At the same time, she has completed several courses in the CEPOAT (University of Murcia). During the same academic course, she participated in an archaeological excavation in Luxor. The following year, she moved to Oxford in a research visit. In 2020 she has joined the Middle Kingdom Theban Project. Iria’s main research interest is focused on personal religion in ancient Egypt. Another area of her interest includes spatial analyses in relationship to domestic and household studies in ancient Egypt.