Dr Moudhy Al-Rashid is a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Wolfson College, where she specialises in the languages and history of ancient Mesopotamia. She has written for academic and popular journals, including History Today, on topics as diverse as mental illness in ancient Mesopotamia to Late Assyrian scholarly networks. In addition to her writing, she has also appeared on several podcasts, including the BBC Podcasts “Making History” and “You’re Dead to Me”. Through her Twitter account, which has almost 30,000 followers, she hopes to give ancient Mesopotamia as wide an audience as possible and to humanise its long history.
Originally from Saudi Arabia where she grew up, she now lives near Oxford with her family and their four dogs. When she’s not researching, writing, or teaching, she enjoys reading science fiction and long-distance running.
The Princess and the Key, a fascinating history of ancient Mesopotamia, is forthcoming from Hodder & Stoughton.
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