Julien Cooper received his Ph.D. in Ancient History at Macquarie University, Australia in 2016. He was then had postdoctoral roles at Oxford University (Nomadic Empires Project, ERC) and Yale University (Teaching Fellow in Egyptology). He joined RCHC in March 2021. His research interests lie in the areas of Egyptology, Nubiology, and African cultures. Julien directs an archaeological fieldwork project investigating the nomads and goldmines in Eastern Sudan, The Atbai Survey Project.