Kate Liszka completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, with a specialization in Egyptology and Egyptian Archaeology. Liszka has also taught at Loyola University and Roosevelt University in Chicago, and for the last ten years, she has been a lecturer with the International Classroom at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Liszka's doctoral dissertation, upcoming book, and articles have focused on the question of an ancient Nubian people called the Medjay and an archaeological culture called the Pangrave people. She has grappled, moreover, with the question of how the Ancient Egyptian state incorporated different types of Nubians into their bureaucracy. While a fellow at Princeton, she will continue to work on these topics, examining how textual, artistic, and archaeological sources, as well as the intellectual backgrounds of researchers, influenced ancient expressions of ethnicity and scholarly perceptions of ancient ethnicity. Her future research at Princeton hopes to incorporate archaeological survey and excavation in Egypt through the study of the Pangrave archaeological culture, as well as to examine the concept of race as it has been applied in 19th and early 20th century Egyptian archaeology. At Princeton, she is teaching several courses on Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology as well as a class on the identity and ethnicity of "barbarians" in the ancient world.