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Elizabeth Dospel Williams

Elizabeth Dospel Williams completed a Ph.D. at New York University, focusing on jewelry, dress practices, and attitudes towards adornment in the Byzantine and early Islamic periods.

She has worked as curatorial assistant in the Department of
Medieval Art and the Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more recently was a fellow in the Department of Islamic Art. She is currently a research assistant in the Museum Department of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., where she coordinates a collaborative project on Byzantine and Islamic furnishing textiles.