Some warm congratulations to Pansee Abou ElAtta, PhD candidate in the Cultural Mediations program, on the successful oral defence of her doctoral dissertation! Titled Artifact-as-trophy: Colonial modalities of value and desire in the museal construction of Pharaonic things, her dissertation focuses on how public contestations inform the struggles to repatriate and retain Pharaonic artifacts, from the 18th century to the present day. Pansee’s research is aimed at understanding how such struggles shaped the value and meaning of these artifacts and influenced museum practices. Her profile can be found here. Much gratitude to her co-supervisors, Drs. Monica Patterson and Ming Tiampo.