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W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence

Pfau Library, Faculty in the News
October 11, 2022

Meredith Conroy (political science), José Muñoz (sociology), Enrique Murillo Jr. (education) and Aleksandra Ksiezak (2022-23 W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence) were mentioned in recent news articles.

Aleksandra Ksiezak is the 2022-23 W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence.
September 30, 2022

Ksiezak is teaching an upper-division history course, “In the Land of Stone and Copper: An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Technology,” and will give a keynote lecture, “A gateway into the desert: History, exploration, and cyclical rediscovery of Wadi Tumilat,” at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art on Oct. 27.

Meredith Brand
March 14, 2022

Brand is the fourth Egyptologist to visit and teach at CSUSB since the start of the visiting scholar program in 2018. In addition to teaching in the departments of history and anthropology, she will present a keynote talk, “Making Millions of Pots: How the Cult in Ancient Egypt Met Its Demand for Pottery,” at RAFFMA on April 5.

"Redeeming Demons: Coopting Demonic Forces for Good in Ancient Egypt"
April 6, 2021

RAFFMA, in collaboration with the Bowers Museum and American Research Center in Egypt, Orange County (ARCE-OC), presents “Redeeming Demons: Coopting Demonic Forces for Good in Ancient Egypt” on Saturday, April 10, from 1:30 -3:30 p.m. on Zoom.

Kasia Szpakowska
March 24, 2021

RAFFMA presents a new monthly event called “Cocktails with the Collection,” where attendees are taken into the vault (virtually) to discuss objects that are not currently on display. The first event will explore the Egyptian collection, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 25.

Kasia Szpakowska is the W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence for spring 2021.
March 2, 2021

Associate professor Kasia Szpakowska has joined CSUSB’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of History as the esteemed W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence for spring 2021. 

October 8, 2019

Tara Prakash, assistant professor of ancient art at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, is the W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence for fall.

November 27, 2017

Dr. W. Benson Harer, a longtime supporter of Cal State San Bernardino and the university’s Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA), has pledged $900,000 to establish the W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence.

February 7, 2019

Jessica Tomkins, who earned her doctorate in Egyptology from Brown University last year, was selected to be CSUSB’s inaugural W. Benson Harer Egyptology Scholar in Residence.