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Marc LeBlanc

Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
Adjunct Assistant Professor (Fall 2017)

ml4878@nyu.edu (212) 992.7860

Marc LeBlanc joined ISAW as Assistant Director for Academic Affairs in December 2014. For the fall 2017 semester, Marc has been appointed as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at ISAW and will supervise a graduate-level directed study in Middle Egyptian language and texts. He received his B.A. in Egyptology and Classics (Latin and Greek) from Brown University and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Egyptology from Yale University. His dissertation, a diachronic study of the Sed Festival in ancient Egypt, includes new translations of ancient texts describing the ritual performances of the Sed Festival and sheds new light on the prehistory of the Sed Festival and the development of royal iconography and ideology in Predynastic Egypt. His academic publications include “An Egyptian Priest in the Ptolemaic Court: Yale Peabody Museum 264191” (Co-author, David Klotz), in C. Zivie-Coche and I. Guermeur, eds., "Parcourir l'éternité". Hommages à Jean Yoyotte (Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études, Sciences Religieuses 156; Turnhout: Brepols, 2012), pp. 645-698, and “The Zoomorphic Transformation of the King in Early Egyptian Royal Military Victory Rituals and Its Relationship to the Sed Festival,” in M. Massiera, B. Mathieu, and F. Rouffet, eds., Apprivoiser le sauvage – Taming the Wild (Les Cahiers  Égypte Nilotique et Méditérranéenne 11; Montpellier, 2015), pp. 229-243. Prior to joining ISAW, Marc worked for three years in academic administration at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, most recently as Associate Director for Research Programs.