Sylvia Houghteling is an assistant professor in the Department of History of Art at Bryn Mawr College. She received her A.B. from Harvard University and an MPhil in History from the University of Cambridge, where she was the Lionel de Jersey Harvard Scholar at Emmanuel College. After completing her PhD from Yale University in 2015, she held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her publications include articles in Ars Orientalis, The Textile Museum Journal, and Religions; and essays for the exhibition catalogues of Cloth that Changed the World (Sarah Fee, ed., Royal Ontario Museum, 2020), and Indian Textiles: 1,000 Years of Art and Design (Rosemary Crill, ed., The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., 2021). Her first book, The Art of Cloth in Mughal India (recipient of a CAA Millard Meiss Publication Fund Grant) was published by Princeton University Press in the spring of 2022.