Megan Lewis is a current Ph.D. student in the Johns Hopkins University Near Eastern Studies department. She specializes in Assyriology (the study of ancient Mesopotamia) and is a little bit of an imposter, having spent a grand total of one field season working at an archaeological site…but is very excited that she can join in the fun anyway!
Megan got her B.A. from the University of Birmingham in Ancient History, her M.Phil. in Assyriology from the same and is currently writing her dissertation on the Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia from roughly 2700 – 1595 B.C.E. Using information from the inscriptions, the objects they are placed upon, and the objects find spots, Megan is hoping to gain a greater understanding of the chronological development of the genre.
When she’s not writing her dissertation, Megan runs an education YouTube channel with her husband, Dr. Joshua Bowen, bringing academic research to a wider audience. They’re currently in the final stages of fundraising for their crowd-funded summer research grant for Ph.D. students! You can find Megan on Twitter, YouTube, and her website. She is also the Near Eastern editor for the online magazine, The Digital Orientalist.
Over the next three months, Megan will be blogging about writing, running the DH crowd-funded grant program, and academic outreach!