I am the Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture with the Harvard Fine Arts Library. I am also a scholar of medieval Arabic popular literature. My dissertation (completed 2018) is entitled, “Wives, Witches, and Warriors: Women in Medieval Arabic Epic.”


PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

MA, University of Pennsylvania, Arabic & Islamic Studies

BA, Hamilton College, English/Creative Writing


Wives, Witches, and Warriors: Women in Arabic Popular Epic. Diss. University of Pennsylvania, 2018. https://repository.upenn.edu/dissertations/AAI10809311

“Reclaiming the Women of Arabic Popular Epics.” ArabLit, 2 August 2018, https://arablit.org/2018/08/02/reclaiming-the-women-of-arabic-popular-epics/.

“A Thousand and One Translations.” Public Books, 4 August 2018, https://www.publicbooks.org/a-thousand-and-one-translations/.

“A Guide to Online Visual Resources in Middle East, North Africa, and Islamic Studies.” HAZINE Blog. 22 August 2019, http://hazine.info/visual-sources-middle-east-north-africa-islamic-studies-online/.

“Harvard Fine Arts Library’s Stuart Cary Welch Islamic and South Asian Photograph Collection” (video). Khamseen: Islamic Art History Online. https://bit.ly/WelchIntroVideo.

Blog Posts


    “Details, Delight, and Documentation: The Stuart Cary Welch Islamic and South Asian Photograph Collection” (digital exhibit). Archnet. http://bit.ly/ArchnetWelch.

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