Eva Maria Hemauer studied Egyptology and Coptic studies and Ancient Near Eastern studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and received her Master`s Degree in 2016. Since 2017 she has been doctoral fellow at the Excellence Cluster Topoi with the thesis “Elitenwandel im Neuen Reich. Der Einfluss der ägyptisch-levantinischen Oberschicht auf das Staatensterben in der Spätbronzezeit”. She also has participated in the PhD program “Ancient Objects and Visual Studies” (AOVis) at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS).