Gianluca Miniaci is currently Associate Professor of Egyptology at the University of Pisa, Honorary Researcher at the Institute of Archeology in London and Chercheur Associé at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris. After earning a doctorate in Egyptology at the University of Pisa, he continued his academic training in London and Paris, obtaining two Marie Curie (Individual Fellowship) research grants of excellence. Here he had the opportunity to work in some of the most important centers with Egyptological collections (Petrie Museum, British Museum and Louvre). Since 2013 he has been director of the archaeological mission at Zawyet Sultan in Middle Egypt (near Minya) and since 2010 deputy director of the archaeological mission at Dra Abu el-Naga (Luxor). He is the coordinator of the project Process “Pharaonic Rescission: Objects as Crucibles of ancient Egyptian Societies” (PRIN 2017), which aims to investigate the social history of ancient Egypt.  He is the founder of various international scientific series such as Middle Kingdom Studies, Kitab – Egyptology in Focus and Ancient Egypt in Context. His research interests focus on various facets of social history and on the phenomena of intercultural exchange in the Middle Bronze Age.