Olga Grlic, Senior Research Scholar, is a Project Manager for the Medieval Kingdom of Sicily Image Database. She received her M.A and Ph.D. degrees in Comparative Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her undergraduate degrees were in French and Spanish from University of Zagreb, Croatia. From 2014 to 2016 she was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has published on Dante and made numerous translations from French to English. Her interest in the Norman Kingdom of Sicily arose from working on representations of castles in chivalric literature in Old French, and on cultural contacts between Western Europe, Byzantium and the Crusader states in the twelfth century.