Ph.D., Art History, University of Iowa

Summer Program in Archaeology, American Academy in Rome

M.A., Museum Professions, Seton Hall University

M.A., Art History and Egyptian Art and Archaeology, University of Memphis

B.A., Art History, Arizona State University



“Architecture as Allegory: Napoleonic Expeditionary Imagery and Signs of Egypt in Nineteenth-Century French Painting,” in Egypt: Discourses of Travel, Exploration, and European Power from 1798 to 1956, edited by Valerie Kennedy. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming.

“Octavian Transformed as Pharaoh and as Emperor Augustus.” In Ancient Art of Transformation: Case Studies from Mediterranean Contexts, edited by R. Gondek and C. Sulosky Weaver, 107–134. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2019.

Park, L. and E. Peters. “In the Middle of Things: Learning from Inside the Carnegie International.” In The Dispatch, edited by I. Schaffner with L. Park, 52–5. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, 2019.

“Coloring the Temple of Dendur.” Metropolitan Museum Journal 53 (2018): 8–23.

Peters, E., C. Roberts, and P.P. Creasman. “Recent Research on the “Carnegie Boat” from Dahshur, Egypt.” Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 16 (December 2017): 99–103.

Peters, E. and D.C. Patch. “Living Color: The Met Museum’s Temple of Dendur.” Egyptian Archaeology 50 (Spring 2017): 5–10.

Review of Caesar in the City of Amun: Egyptian Temple Construction and Theology in Roman Thebes, by David Klotz. The Classical Review 65, no. 1 (April 2015): 218–220.


“Curator—Curatorial Studies: Towards Co-creation and Multiple Agencies.” Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, 5, no. 1(2016): 122–128.

“Students + Staff blog series.” Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Innovation Studio Weblog (blog) and University of Pittsburgh Constellations (blog), February 16, 2016; March 10, 2016; May 6, 2016; June 30, 2016:

Blog Posts


    Project Director, National Endowment for the Humanities American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations Grant 2021-22: “From Absence to Presence and Beyond: Extending the History and Voices of Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland (St. Mary’s College of Maryland), which provided funding for The Sacred Journey.

    The Color the Temple project at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    “Decolonizing Dendur: Towards a Stratigraphy of Stories” in the Positioning Egyptian Art in Museums panel, College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago Illinois, February 2022.


    American Alliance of Museums

    American Research Center in Egypt

    Archaeological Institute of America

    College Art Association

    International Council of Museums

    Multiculturalism, Race & Ethnicity in Classics Consortium

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