María Judith Feliciano (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is an independent scholar based in Seattle. She specializes on the visual culture of the late medieval and early modern Iberian worlds with a focus on the influence of the arts of Islam in the artistic developments of Peninsular and Viceregal societies. Her ethnohistorical approach to the study of Iberian luxury arts and architecture integrates art history, literature, religious studies and history. Dr. Feliciano’s work has received the support of the Fulbright Commission, Kress Foundation, Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and U.S. Universities, Max Van Berchem Foundation, and the Pasold Foundation, among others. She was a Jane and Morgan Whitney Art History Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Currently, she is the director of the research project Medieval Textiles in Iberia and the Mediterranean.