Jacco Dieleman (Ph.D., Leiden University, 2003) is Research Associate Professor in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures of The Catholic University of America. He is a specialist in the history, religion, and languages of Pharaonic Egypt. His main interest is the question of how indigenous elites and scribes responded to the political, economic, cultural, and linguistic challenges posed by the imposition of Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman imperial rule. He has held residential research fellowships at the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies of Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Morphomata Center for Advanced Studies of the University of Cologne, and the Institute for the Study of the ancient World of New York University. He has taught previously at UCLA.