Sofia Torallas-Tovar

Associate Professor of Classics and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; Associate Faculty

PhD (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

Prof. Torallas Tovar's areas of specialization include Papyrology, Graeco-Roman Egypt, and sociolinguistics. Since 2002, Sofía Torallas Tovar has been the curator of the Papyrological collections at the Abadia de Montserrat and directs the research conducted by the CSIC and Universitat Pompeu Fabra at the Abbey ( She participates in international projects concerned with the editing of Coptic texts, such as those on Marc and Shenoute of Atripe. Since 2009 she has collaborated with archaeological missions, like the Qubbet el Hawa (Aswan) Project of the University of Jaén and the Swiss Institute in editing the Syene ostraca.

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