Dr. Hawthorn is a cultural historian with a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Yale University. Her research interests include:

      • The cultural history of the senses
      • Religious history
      • Mesopotamian literature
        • Literary criticism and New Historicism
        • Literary representations of religious ideology
      • Sumerian and Akkadian grammar and lexicology
      • Middle Eastern dance
        • Lexicology and movement nomenclature
        • Sensory aspects of dance
      • Corpus-based lexical analysis
      • Digital methodologies
      • Public humanities and community engagement

Now Available

Distant Impressions: The Senses in the Ancient Near East

Edited by Ainsley Hawthorn and Anne-Caroline Rendu Loisel

$89.95 | Hardcover Edition

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Current Research Projects

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