Gianluca Miniaci is currently Associate Professor in 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 Ph.D. in Egyptology at the University of Pisa, he continued his academic training course away from Italy, obtaining two Marie Curie research fellowships (Individual Fellowship), in London and Paris. Here he had the opportunity to work in some of the most important Egyptian collections, such as the Petrie Museum, the British Museum and the Louvre museum. He was lecturer of Egyptian archeology at the Institute of Archeology of the University College London and the University of Salerno.
Since 2013 he has been director of excavation, together with Richard Bussmann and Aly el-Bakhry, on the Zawyet Sultan site in Middle Egypt (in Minya) and since 2010 Deputy Director of the archaeological excavation in Dra Abu el-Naga (Luxor).
In 2015 he founded an international scientific journal called “Middle Kingdom Studies”, of which he is also the director.