Some sincere congratulations to Dr Pansee Abou ElAtta, who is graduating from the Cultural Mediations PhD program with a Senate Medal for Outstanding Achievement. What a tremendous and well-deserved recognition!

Titled Unruly Appreciations: How contestation shapes the value of Pharaonic things,Pansee’s 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.