Dr Pryke is a lecturer in Macquarie University's Ancient History Department. She is an Honorary Associate of the Department of Classics and Ancient History and the Department of Hebrew Biblical and Jewish Studies at the University of Sydney.
In 2016, Louise was a recipient of the International Association for Assyriology (IAA) Fund - an international award for early career scholars in Assyriology.
Dr Pryke's research interests include myths and narrative literature in the Ancient Near East, and the interplay between humanity, animality and divinity in the ancient world. Louise is the author of Scorpion (2016) and Ishtar (2017). Her most recent book, Gilgamesh, was published in April 2019. Gilgamesh explores the world's first hero of epic literature. She is currently writing Turtle.