Art historian Marta Ameri works at the intersection of visual studies and archaeology. She is an interdisciplinary scholar who studies carved or engraved miniature seals from South and Central Asia and the Persian Gulf region from the third millennium BCE. She has published important work cataloging seals excavated in archaeological digs in South Asia, and she’s analyzed and interpreted the stylistic and functional significance of seals and seal impressions in these prehistoric cultures. Her publications include a co-edited volume, Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World: Case Studies from the Ancient Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and South Asia, and many articles in leading journals and peer-reviewed essay collections. Ameri earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history and archaeology at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University and her B.A. in classical and Near Eastern archaeology at Bryn Mawr College.