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Brian E. Smith - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Brian E. Smith Brian E. Smith

Lecturer of Classics and Archaeology | Loyola Marymount University


Brian Smith is an expert in classics and archaeology.


Brian Smith is a part-time instructor at Loyola Marymount University in the department of Classics and Archaeology.

Summary of Expertise:
• Six years of field archaeology in India, Thailand, and Upper Egypt
• Primary focus on material culture as related to socio-political trends, economic distribution, religious utility
• Field ceramicist (Nilotic/Upper Egyptian assemblages [pre-Dynastic-Third Intermediate Period]
• Proficient in archival standards and practices; basics of preservation and conservation
• Qualified in teaching the artistic canon of Nilotic and North African cultures and the ancient Near East
• Crafts course syllabi using multimedia material illustrating both general and local trends cohesively
• Utilizes contemporary socio-political events in contrast to the ancient archaeological record

Education (3)

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Master of Arts in Egyptology, Ancient Egyptian Concentration

University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee: Master of Arts in Art History, Ancient Egyptian Language/Art History Concentration

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas: Bachelor of Arts in Anthropological Theory, Archaeological Methodology Concentration

Areas of Expertise (9)


Art Beyond the West

Art History

Beaux Art


Egyptian Studies

Higher Education

History of Western Art

World Cultures and Civilizations

Industry Expertise (1)


Courses (1)

CLAR 3998 Archaeology of Ancient Nubia

Fall 2021 Archaeology of Ancient Nubia will examine the development of the art and architecture of the cultures of ancient Nubia, as well as discuss concepts of race and ethnicity in the ancient Nile Valley. This class will reveal one of the most dynamic and innovative civilizations of the ancient world and will highlight its relationship with Egypt and how both civilizations influenced each other. It will cover the period from the earliest inhabitants of the Nile Valley (Paleolithic through the Neolithic and domestication of plants and animals) and will continue until the advent of Christianity