Ethan McGinnis joined the Department of Linguistics in February 2023. He had previously worked in sponsored research administration at Northwestern University. Ethan earned an MFA in studio art in 2020 from the University of California - Irvine, where he served in a variety of administrative capacities. His artistic and scholarly research interests include rural museology, US geography/toponymy, Orientalism, American Egyptomania, and biblical narrative. He enjoys car camping and commuting via bicycle.