Tamara L. Siuda is the founder and current Nisut (spiritual leader)
of the Kemetic Orthodox Faith,
a modern practice of the ancient Egyptian religion. She established
the religion in its present form and founded its first modern temple,
the Kemetic Orthodox House of Netjer,
in Chicago, Illinois in February, 1989.
She is also a professional Egyptologist with a master's degree
in Egyptology from the University of Chicago (2000) and a second
master's degree in Coptic (later Egyptian) Studies from Macquarie
University Sydney (2007). Rev. Siuda is currently engaged in doctoral
research on the surviving traditions of ancient Egyptian liturgy
and has been initiated into several Western and African traditions,
bringing both academic and esoteric expertise to her work.
Rev. Siuda's first Egypt-related book, The Neteru of Kemet:
An Introduction, was published in 1994 and she has authored
a number of academic and mainstream articles, papers and publications
in addition to the Prayerbook. She is a frequent speaker
on ancient Egyptian religion at academic and interfaith conferences
as well as in interviews for various books, magazines and television.