Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer, Ph.D
Office: Liberal Arts 315
After studying chemical engineering in Lille, France, and completing a MA in Greek & Latin at the University of Vermont, Rozenn has lately centered her research on the ancient Egyptians’ relationship with their environment, most especially the avifauna encountered in the Nile Valley and surrounding deserts. Her current efforts focus on the study of bird mummies now held in museum collections in order to gain a better understanding of the various ways that birds were incorporated into the daily life of ancient Egyptians. She has worked as a consultant for the Art Institute of Chicago and the Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago, where she curated the exhibit Between Heaven and Earth: Birds in Ancient Egypt. Most recently, because of her work in the Victorian village of Brockport, she has started delving into the letters and diaries written by European and American travelers of the Victorian era during their journeys through Egypt, as she wishes to gather information on sites, monuments, and landscapes that have since vanished.
She is currently the historian of the Western Monroe Historical Society at the Morgan-Manning House, Brockport. She is in charge of the archives of the Society, which are mostly composed of the business and family papers of the Morgan family. She also works with the collection of artifacts owned by the Society, some of which is on display or in storage in the Morgan-Manning House.
- PhD in Egyptology from University of Chicago – 2016