Anna Hodgkinson studied Egyptology, classical archaeology and Oriental studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of Oxford. In 2014 she received a PhD from the University of Liverpool with a thesis on spatial analysis of economic factors in Late Bronze Age Egypt. After a post-doc fellowship at the British Museum London where she worked on ancient glass jewelry from Egypt, she became head of excavations in Tell el-Amarna. For her investigations on glass jewelry with a pXRF analysis she was awarded by the Egypt Exploration Society. In 2015 she was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowship at Freie Universität Berlin together with the Neues Museum Berlin and the Amarna research project based in Cambridge.

Her research mainly focuses on settlement arhaeology of the Later Egyptian empire, particularly Tell el-Amarna, as well as Late Bronze Age high temperature technologies, particularly glass.

At Topoi she carries out her research within the research group (A-6) Economic Space. Her project aims to establish an in-depth understanding of the administration and control of high-temperature industries on an urban level and the socio-economic relationship between the elite and the non-elite members of society in Late Bronze Age (LBA) Egypt and Mesopotamia (c. 1650-1050 BC).