SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

Library Staff



Access & Discovery

Jiyeon Wood
Access & Discovery Team Leader and Japan & Korea Librarian
Jiyeon Wood

David Pearson
Access & Discovery Team Leader and Arts & Humanities Librarian (Anthropology & Sociology, Development Studies including CeDEP, Global and Media & Communications)
Staff Silhouette
Jotika Khur-Yearn
South East Asia and Arts & Humanities Librarian (Linguistics, History, Religions & Philosophies)
Jotika Khur-yearn
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4173
  • Email: jk53@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E10
  • Academic Support Hours: Thu: Working from home


Farzana Whitfield
Arts & Humanities Librarian (School of Arts and School of History, Religions & Philosophies)
Farzana Whitfield
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4153
  • Email: fq@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E10

Bob Burns
Social Sciences Librarian (Law, Politics and International Studies)
Bob Burns
Hassan Fiaz
Social Sciences Librarian (Economics, Finance & Management including CeFiMS, CISD and IFCELS)
Hassan Fiaz



Scholarly Communications


Reader Services






Special Collections

Joanne Ichimura
Special Collections Archivist (CWM)
Joanne Ichimura
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4182
  • Email: ji2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Archives
  • Academic Support Hours: Mon-Fri: 9.00 to 17.00, Fri: working from home

Julie Makinson
Special Collections Archivist (SWIRE)
Staff Silhouette
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4142
  • Email: jm64@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Archives
  • Academic Support Hours: Wed-Fri: 8.00 to 16.00

Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb
Special Collections Curator (Rare Books and Manuscripts)
Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4152
  • Email: da4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Archives
  • Academic Support Hours: Mon-Fri: 9.00 to 17.00, Wed: working from home

Catherine Buxton
Digitisation Leader
Staff Silhouette
  • Tel: +44 (0) 20 7898 4787
  • Email: cb94@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Archives
  • Academic Support Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8.00 to 17.00