Nisha KumarClassical ArchaeologyHunter College


Nisha Kumar is currently a PhD student at Harvard University. She holds a BA in Classical Archaeology from Hunter College and an MA in Egyptology from the University of Chicago. Her main research interests are in settlement archaeology, urbanism, and the material culture of ancient Egypt.

She has participated in several archaeological projects including the Iklaina Archaeological Project (Pylos, Greece), the Tausret Temple Project (Luxor, Egypt), and The Chicago-Tübingen Expedition to Zincirli (Gaziantep, Turkey). Outside of the field, she also has worked as a research assistant at the Oriental Institute and Brooklyn Museum.

As an incoming member to the MKTP, she hopes that her work will help contribute to the understanding of the urban development of the Theban region.