Katja Goebs

Associate Professor of Egyptology, Egyptian Literature, Religion, and Iconography
Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, 4 Bancroft Avenue, Room 405, Toronto, ON, M5S 1C1


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • History of Egyptian Religion in the context of the ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean World
  • Religion and Cognition
  • Egyptian Kingship and its Iconography
  • Relationship between Text and Image
  • Egyptian and Comparative Mythology


(Research and Study Leave: January 1 to June 30, 2023)


Katja Goebs is an Associate Professor of Egyptology, specializing in ancient Egyptian myth and religion, kingship, and iconography. She holds a PhD from the University of Oxford (St. John’s College) and an MA from the Universität Hamburg, Germany. Before coming to Toronto in 2005, she held teaching and research positions at the University of Oxford, the Warburg Institute, University of London, McGill University, the University of Liverpool, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Trinity College, Dublin. She was elected to an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin for the academic year 2011-12 and a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Birmingham in 2015; she is further a member of the editorial boards of the series MythoS and of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, and a Kommunizierendes Mitglied of the German Archaeological Institute, Cairo.


DPhil, University of Oxford