As the Curator for Middle East collections, I oversee the planning, development, processing, acquisition, management, and public service of collections on all aspects of Middle East Studies. My main task is collecting materials that support the research and teaching needs of scholars working on various aspects of society and politics in Iran, Turkey, and all Arabic-speaking countries of the Middle East and North Africa. I am responsible for selecting and acquiring various resources, including traditional scholarly publications (print and digital), special collections and archival materials, and materials published via emerging forms of scholarly communication. Moreover, I provide a range of public services to Middle Eastern Studies communities at Stanford, including advanced reference and instruction. I promote using Stanford University Libraries' collections and resources through in-person and online outreach activities and collaborate with other curators and selectors to support interdisciplinary collections and services. I am a historian (Ph.D., 2006, concentration on the early modern and modern Middle East) and have completed a Master's degree in Information Science (2021).

Current Role at Stanford

Curator for Middle East Collections