Dr Rune Nyord

Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellow


Rune Nyord is the Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellow at Christ's College, University of Cambridge. Before coming to Cambridge, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen from 2008 to 2010, receiving his dr.phil. degree (higher doctorate) in 2010. Trained as an Egyptologist, Rune Nyord's main research interests lie in the field of ancient Egyptian language and religion, especially in the application to these areas of theories and methods from cognitive linguistics and anthropology. During the tenure of his fellowship in Cambridge he is working on a main project in the cross field between religion, language and embodiment, dealing with conceptions of the body in the early Christian Gnostic Nag Hammadi writings.

Admitted to the Fellowship