Κουσούλης Παναγιώτης Panagiotis Kousoulis is Assistant Professor of Egyptology at the Department of Mediterranean Studies of the University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece. He studied Archaeology and History of Art at the National and Capodistrian University of Athens and Egyptology at the University of Birmingham and University of Liverpool (United Kingdom). He was a State Scholarship’s Foundation of Greece Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of the Aegean and the University of Liverpool (2001-2002), and Visiting Scholar at the University of Liverpool (2008). He is the representative of Greece at the Council of the International Association of Egyptologists (2008 till today), scientific partner of the Cultural Center of the Embassy of the Arabic Republic of Egypt, Athens (2005 till today) and member in many egyptological societies: American Academy of Religion (2010-2011, invited scholar in the 49th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 19-22/11/2011, panel: The Mediterranean Material Cultures and the Study of Religion – Understanding the Past), American Research Center in Egypt (2003 till today), Egypt Exploration Society (1997 till today), Societas Magica (2014 till today).

He is the scientific coordinator of the following international egyptological projects funded by the EU and Greek resources in cooperation with scholars from Greek and foreign Institutions: Aegyptiaka Project: Ecumene and Economy in the Horizon of Religion (2006 till today), Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project (2011 till today), Helwan Archaeological Survey and Mapping Project (2005-2007), Project HERAKLITUS ΙΙ (2010-2015), Project Pythagoras, meter 2.2: Egypt and Greece in Antiquity: Historical and Archaeological Approach with the aid of the natural sciences (2003-2007), E-learning Life-long Programmes of Continuing Education in Egyptology and the Ancient Egyptian Language (2012 till today), Egyptian Magic in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens (2014 till today).

He has published books and articles on important aspects of ancient Egyptian religion and ritual, demonology and anti-god entities, funerary ideology and practice, archaeology of death, Egyptian language and script (hieroglyphics, hieratic, Ptolemaic inscriptions), cross-cultural interactions between Egypt, Greece and the Near East in the first millennium BC, and has organized six international conferences on Rhodes and Athens: Ancient Egyptian Theology and Demonology (2003), Foreign Relations and Diplomacy in the Ancient World: Egypt, Greece, Near East (2004), First Egyptological Seminar (2005), Tenth International Congress of Egyptologists (2008), Εx Oriente Lux Ι (2011), Religion, Politics and Culture in the Mediterranean from the 8th to 6th c. BC(2015).

His books / edited volumes include: Magic and Religion as Performative Theological Union: the Apotropaic Ritual of Overthrowing Apophis (Liverpool, 1999), In Search of the Afterlife: Death and Mummification in ancient Egypt (Thessaloniki: Archetypo-Metekdotiki, 2004) [in Greek], Moving Across Borders: Foreign Relations, Religion and Cultural Interactions in Ancient Mediterranean, OLA 159 (Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2007, with Κ. Maglivera), Studies on the Ancient Egyptian Culture and Foreign Relations, Egyptological Series 1 (Rhodes: University of the Aegean, 2007), Ancient Egyptian Demonology: Studies on the boundaries between the Demonic and the Divine in Egyptian Magic, OLA 175 (Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2011), Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Egyptologists, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, 22-29 May 2008 (Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2014, with N. Lazaridis), Egyptian Hieroglyphics: Morphology and Syntax of Middle Egyptian (Athens: Papazisi publishers, 2014) [in Greek], Introduction to the andient Egyptian Language and Script (Athens, EMP, 2015), Ancient Egypt and the World of Greek Antiquity (Athens, ΕΜP, 2015), Egyptian Archaeology I: The Great Kingdoms (Athens: Papazisi publishers, in press).