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Sarah Schellinger

Dr. Schellinger at the Sphinx

Sarah Schellinger



Areas of Expertise

  • Egyptian Art, Archaeology, and Culture
  • Nubian Art, Archaeology, and Culture
  • Museum curation


  • PhD, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
  • MA, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto
  • MA, Art History, Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis
  • BA, Anthropology, OSU

Sarah Schellinger specializes in Egyptian and Nubian (ancient Sudanese) art and archaeology with an emphasis on domestic architectural analysis of the ruling and non-ruling classes. She is particularly interested in cultural contact between Egypt and Nubia and the influences the countries had on each other.

Before coming to Ohio State, she served as the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the San Antonio Museum of Art (2016-2018) where she curated an exhibition Egyptian Animal Mummies: Science Explores an Ancient Religion on the museum’s collection of animal mummies highlighting their religious significance and results of non-invasive testing through X-rays and CT scans.

Dr. Schellinger is currently the co-director of the Es-Selim R4 (ESR4) archaeological project in the Northern Dongola Reach of North Sudan. This project examines the lived experiences of Kerma Period peoples at a provincial settlement site prior to and immediately following the Egyptian New Kingdom colonization of Nubia.

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