Ariana Pemberton (2018) studies Art and Material History of Medieval South Asia and the Indian Ocean World. Her interests include trans-regional exchanges across the Indian Ocean, eco-conscious histories of non-human animals and the environment, and the use of materiality-based methodologies. She is currently writing her dissertation on South Asian ivory carved objects and the ivory trade of the Indian Ocean world between the eighth and fifteenth centuries CE. She received her BA from UC Berkeley in 2017. In 2022, she completed her MA thesis on the Firuz Minar, a brick and basalt minaret built in Bengal during the fifteenth century, and today stands as the oldest extant monument in India patronized by an African ruler.