Elizabeth Gittings

Elizabeth Gittings teaches Islamic Art and Architecture at MassArt. Her interests include palaces, gardens, and architectural representations in the Islamic and Byzantine worlds, and the artistic patronage of Byzantine women. Nomadic and tribal arts of Islam are also a recent focus in her work. Elizabeth has conducted research on early Islamic palaces in Jordan, Syria, Palestine, and Israel, and participated in the archaeological excavation of the Umayyad palace in Aqaba, Jordan. She holds two Master of Art degrees in the History of Art and Architecture, from Harvard University and Tufts University.