Dr. Yekaterina Barbash is Curator of Egyptian Art at the Brooklyn Museum. She received a Ph.D. in ancient Egyptian history, Art, and Philology from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, where she was also awarded an M.A. She is the recipient of a B.A. from New York University. Her dissertation on the hieratic mortuary papyrus of Padikakem was published in the Yale Egyptological Studies Series. Dr. Barbash has taught ancient Egyptian art and Egyptian hieroglyphs at a variety of colleges and universities in the Tri-state area. She has been a member of the Johns Hopkins University expedition to the Mut Precinct in Karnak, Egypt, where the Brooklyn Museum also maintains an excavation. She curated Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Amulets and Fragments and Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt, and co-curated Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt. She has been an ARCE member since 1997.