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I am a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Center of Excellence: Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions, within the Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

I received my Ph.D. in Assyriology from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University.

Here you can find information about my current research, teaching experience, and professional training.

You can also follow me on Academia or on Twitter @shana_zaia.

While you’re here…if you’re interested in the topic “Urban Sustainability: How and Why Cities Live or Die” and would like to participate in our session on this theme at ASOR 2020 in Boston, check out our open call for papers! (Abstracts due Feb. 15 2020)