Lissette M. Jiménez

Lissette Jimenez
Assistant Professor
Museum Studies
Undergraduate Coordinator
Building: Fine Arts
Room Number: 315
Office Hours: 
Tuesday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am-12:00 pm, 7:15 pm-8:15 pm
Minor advising is by appointment


Effective August 2020, Dr. Lissette Jiménez is Assistant Professor in Museum Studies. Dr. Jiménez earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in Near Eastern Studies, with an emphasis in Egyptian Art and Archaeology. Dr. Jiménez is currently a Lecturer in Museum Studies at SF State and teaches a range of courses in the Museum Studies Minor, as well as courses in the graduate M.A. program, including in museum education and the history and organization of museums.

Dr. Jiménez has conducted archaeological field work in Egypt and Greece and has served as an Assistant Registrar and Museum Supervisor for excavations there; has interned at the American Museum of Natural History in NY and the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum; has presented numerous invited lectures, including on her main areas of research, the visually impressive funerary shrouds from ancient Egypt, which are housed today in museum collections. Dr. Jiménez’s research also examines the history of the Global Museum’s Sutro Egyptian collection, to place it within the broader historical context of Western colonial collecting in the 19th century, through museum and library archival projects. She is currently the Associate Director of Museum Archives and Exhibits for the Abydos Temple Paper Archive project in Egypt.

Until recently, Dr. Jiménez was the Associate Curator at the Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, where she also served as Interim Director, and worked for several years to curate exhibits and to care for the museum’s collections from the ancient Near East. She also taught courses at UC Berkeley, where she was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award from her department.  Dr. Jiménez now serves as Undergraduate Coordinator of Museum Studies at SF State.