Inês Torres is a Ph.D. Candidate in Egyptology and a Research Associate at the American Research Center in Egypt for the academic year of 2019-2020. She received a B.A. in Archaeology from the University of Lisbon, and an M.Phil. in Egyptology from the University of Oxford. She has been awarded the Harvard Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for the Fall of 2017 and 2018. Inês is also the Teaching Fellow Instructor for Egyptian AA and AB: Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 and a Graduate Student Intern in the Harvard Art Museums.
Inês' dissertation focuses on the tomb of Akhmeretnisut (G 2184) at Giza and explores the use and significance of that necropolis for the ancient Egyptian elite during the Late Old Kingdom by revisiting the mastabas of the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties (c. 2465-2150 B.C.E.). Her research aims to reassess the role Giza played as a non-royal burial site in the Late Old Kingdom and rethink current theories and assumptions related to the characteristics of the site and the funerary complexes built during that period.