Alhena Gadotti

Associate Professor

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LA 4222
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Mon - Wed 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Thurs: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Education

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2006

Areas of Expertise

Ancient Near East, late 3rd - early 2nd millennium BCE; history of religion, women’s history, language and literature

Biography

Alhena Gadotti earned her PhD in Near Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University for her 2005 dissertation, “Gilgamesh, Enkidu and the Netherworld and the Sumerian Gilgamesh Cycle.” She is currently working on an edition of the Sumerian composition known as “The Regulations of the School (Eduba R)” in collaboration with Dr. A. Kleinerman.

Selected Publications

“The Portrait of the Feminine in Sumerian Literature” Journal of the American Oriental Society(JAOS) 131/2 (2011): 195-206.
“Why It was Rape: The Conceptualization of Rape in Sumerian Literature” Journal of the American Oriental Society (JAOS) 129/1 (2009): 73-82.

Courses Taught

  • On Sabbatical, Spring 2017