Hyperallergic article on ‘vintage’ orientalism

This article by Katherine Blouin, Monica Hanna and Sarah E. Bond makes a compelling case that the ‘Vintage Egyptologist’ persona cultivated by Colleen Manassa Darnell (of Yale Egyptology infamy) on her various social media platforms glorifies the colonial domination of Egypt. While some people, such as Melania Trump, simply don’t know any better, Manassa Darnell and her husband are bona fide Egyptologists who know full well what kind of message their sartorial choices communicate. I applaud Blouin, Hanna and Bond for calling them out.