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Elisabeth Fraser is Professor of Art History at the University of South Florida. She received her PhD from Yale University and her BA from Smith College.  A specialist of European art and interactions between European and Islamicate cultures, she is the author of Mediterranean Encounters: Artists Between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774-1839 and Delacroix, Art and Patrimony in Post-Revolutionary France. She has published numerous articles in major peer-reviewed journals and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (three times), the American Association of University Women, the Getty Research Institute, the New York Public Library, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and other organizations.  She has recently published an essay, “The Color of the Orient: On Ottoman Costume Albums, European Print Culture, and Cross-Cultural Exchange,” in Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary (T. Zanardi and L. Klich, eds., 2018), and edited a volume of essays, The Mobility of People and Things in the Early Modern Mediterranean, which will be published by Routledge in 2019.  A recipient of an International Scholarship from the Staatliche Museen in Berlin in 2018, she is writing a book on Ottoman costume albums and their relationship to European print culture, Dressing the Ottoman Empire: Early Modern Costume Albums and Transculturation.