Welcome to the professional website of Barbara A. Richter, Faculty Member in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
Barbara earned her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies (Egyptology) from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2012. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University (Music and German) and a Masters degree in Near Eastern Studies (Egyptology) from U.C. Berkeley.
Her new book, The Theology of Hathor of Dendera: Aural and Visual Scribal Techniques in the Per-wer Sanctuary, reflects her interests in stylistic devices and their use in Egyptian texts, as well as the interplay between texts, reliefs, and architecture in Egyptian monuments.
Other areas of interest include magical, liturgical, and funerary texts throughout Egyptian history, ancient Egyptian religion, Egyptian art and architecture, and intercultural connections during the Ptolemaic and Roman Eras.