Jaimee Comstock-Skipp holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley in Near Eastern studies with a speciality in Arabic and Islamic civilizations (2009). She also holds an MA from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art (2012) and a second MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art in London (2015), where she studied book arts of the Mongol through Safavid periods. She received linguistic training in Farsi and Tajiki in Tajikistan where she also conducted research as a recipient of the Fulbright Award (2015-16). She is currently a PhD candidate affiliated with Leiden University working on a dissertation related to Shaybānid productions of Firdausī’s Shāhnāma epic from 16th to 17th-century Central Asia. During the academic year 2019-20, she will reside in Istanbul with a side detour to conduct research in Tashkent’s al-Beruni Institute for Oriental Studies.