Julie Timte is a first-year Ph.D. student with interests in Italian Renaissance art; art of the the Islamic worlds; and material, technical, and stylistic intersections between the two cultures. Specifically, she is interested in representations of hell and how text and image interact to create meaning in varying social, geographic, and temporal contexts. Julie received her B.A. in Art History and Plan II Honors from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to studying at Rice, Julie worked for the Blaffer Foundation and the Art of the Islamic Worlds Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she contributed to the exhibition publication for Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands.