Dr. Hawthorn is a cultural historian and specialist in Middle Eastern studies whose 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

Current Research Projects: