I am principally interested in the architecture and material culture of the Islamic dynasties that ruled across the medieval Mediterranean between the 10th and the 15th centuries. My studies have focused on a number of topics, including the Islamic components of Norman Sicilian art, ceramic production and trade in Fāṭimid Egypt and Syria, Fāṭimid architecture and archaeology in Cairo, Tunisia, and Libya (Ajdābiya), and the history of Islamic calligraphy and epigraphy in the pre-modern period. My doctoral research concentrated on the arts of the book and manuscript culture in the Maghrib and al-Andalus, between the 10th and the 13th centuries. That resulted in my first monograph, titled The Manuscript Tradition of the Islamic West: Maghribī Round Scripts and the Andalusī Identity (Edinburgh University Press, 2022). I am currently shifting my research focus towards the calligraphic traditions of later periods, the visual culture of the late medieval and early modern Maghrib as discussed in contemporary Arabic sources, and Moroccan epigraphic textiles from the nineteenth century. My main aim is to debunk outdated perceptions of, and narratives around, the arts of the Islamic West and their position vis-à-vis the Islamic East and Christian Europe.