Trained at the University of Pisa, where she earned a BA in Oriental Studies (2013) and a MA in Egyptology (2016), Cristina Alù defended her Ph.D. dissertation (under a cotutela agreement between the University of Pisa and Universität zu Köln) in October 2021. Her doctoral research examines diachronically social aspects of interaction phenomena in mining frontier regions of Egypt. Currently she is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pisa and member of the PRIN2017 project PROCESS – “Pharaonic Rescission: Objects as Crucibles of ancient Egyptian Societies”. During the last years, she participated in excavations in Egypt (Zawyet Sultan, 2015-2017; Dra Abu el-Naga, 2020; Wadi el-Hudi, 2021). She also had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant for basic and advanced Middle Egyptian language and literature courses (2019-2022), ancient Egyptian history (2021) and social history of ancient Egypt (2022) at the University of Pisa.