Following his interest in Hellenistic history he attended Oxford University, Wolfson College, and received his M.Phil. in Egyptology with a special focus in Ptolemaic Egypt in 2011. His thesis dealt with the historicity of textual glosses in the Epitome of Manetho of Sebennytus. While at Oxford, Andy worked part-time in the Griffith Institute on the digitalization of Howard Carter’s excavation journals recording the unearthing of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Andy is beginning his second year at Yale. Though his current primary research interests include Ptolemaic legal and economic history, Greek and Demotic papyrology, and the empire of Alexander, he embraces all aspects of the ancient world. This summer Andy will be attending the 27th International Congress of Papyrology in Warsaw and delivering a paper on bilingualism in a little-studied family archive from the Egyptian town of Siut. When not firmly glued to ancient texts, he can likely be found indulging one of his many interests: swimming, writing, surfing (they say you can take the boy out of California, but not California out of the boy), running, watching sporting events, traveling, and socializing.