Katja Goebs is an Associate Professor of Egyptology in the Department of
Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto.
Her research focuses primarily on the History of Egyptian religion and the
institution of the kingship as well as the interface between the two (i.e. "myths" of the
kingship, the shared iconography of gods and kings, etc.). Her work is often
interdisciplinary, adducing parallels from neighbouring or other cultures,
as well as applying models and methods from disciplines such as anthropology
or psychology to the Egyptian evidence. Current projects include the
collection of evidence for "Divine Light" in Egypt and Mesopotamia, as well
as the relationship between Egyptian text and image as expressed in
She is a Trustee of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, a corresponding member of the German Archaeological Institute in Cairo, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (JSSEA).
She teaches a variety of courses, including broad introductory lectures (e.g. NMC 101H - Land of the Pharaohs"), medium level classes (e.g. NMC 251H "Egyptian Literary Texts in Translation), and specialist language seminars (e.g. NML 440H / NMC 1210H "Egyptian Historical Text").