Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis is the deputy executive officer of the MA Program in Liberal Studies (MALS) and director of the MALS track Archaeology of the Classical, Late Antique, and Islamic Worlds at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the editor of two books and the author of ten articles on ancient Roman and Islamic gardens and architecture. Trained as a garden archaeologist and architectural historian, she has excavated or served as a specialist on excavations in Italy, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. Currently, she is completing a monograph about Sephardic houses in late Ottoman Damascus. She is also the co-director of the Upper Egypt Mosque Project, and she serves as a contributing editor for Arts of the Islamic World at Smarthistory.org, an open-access art history website supported by the Khan Academy.