Elizabeth Lillehoj is a Professor with a specialization in Japanese Art History. She teaches various courses on the arts of Asia including Japanese Art, Buddhist Art, Arts of the Silk Road, Japanese Film Arts, Kyoto: World Cities, Japan and the Bomb, and Later Japanese Paintings and Prints.
Her research concerns Japanese art of the sixteenth and sevententh centuries, with a focus on patronage by members of the imperial court.
Her book, Art and Palace Politics in Japan, 1580s1680s, was published by Brill in the Japanese Visual Culture Series in 2011.
She was also the editor of Critical Perspectives on Classicism in Japanese Painting, 16001700 (University of Hawaii Press, 2004), Acquisition: Art and Ownership in Edo-Period Japan (Floating World Editions, 2007), and Archaism and Antiquarianism in Korean and Japanese Art (Art Media Resources and Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago, 2013).