Ariel Fein specializes in Byzantine and Islamic Art. Before joining Yale’s doctoral program, she received her MA with distinction in the History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where she wrote her dissertation on late Mamluk metalwork. She earned a BA in Art History from Barnard College and a BA in Medieval Jewish Studies from The Jewish Theological Seminary. Previously an education intern and research assistant at the Cloisters Museum and Gardens, she currently serves as a Museum Educator at The Jewish Museum. At Yale, her research focuses on cross-cultural exchange in Norman Sicily.