Victoria Jensen

Job title: 
CMES Senior Research Scholar

Dr. Jensen received a B.A. and M.A from the University of Chicago in Political Science/International Relations, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology from the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at UC Berkeley.  Her dissertation topic was “The Cemeteries of Deir el-Ballas: Non-elite burials of the 17th – 19th Dynasties and their relationship to the royal palace.”  Her monograph based on this work is currently in preparation to be published in the Harvard Egyptological Studies series.  Dr. Jensen has field experience at Abydos, el-Hibeh and Deir el-Ballas in Egypt and has conducted museum and archival research at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Dr. Jensen is a Past President of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) Northern California chapter.  She has presented her research at the International Congress of Egyptologists and the ARCE National Meetings.  Her research interests include the materiality of religious practices in ancient Egypt and ethnoarchaeology.