SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

Library Staff


Karen Crouch
Access & Discovery and Reader Services Manager
Karen Crouch
  • Tel: +44 (0)207 898 4995
  • Email: kc37@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E12
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday to Friday


Access & Discovery

Jiyeon Wood
Access & Discovery Team Leader and Japan & Korea Librarian
Jiyeon Wood
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4175
  • Email: jw50@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E10
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday to Friday
David Pearson
Access & Discovery Team Leader and Arts & Humanities Librarian (Anthropology & Sociology, Development Studies including CeDEP, Global and Media & Communications)
Staff Silhouette
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4177
  • Email: dp10@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E10
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday to Friday

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: Monday - Thursday

Burzine K Waghmar
South Asia and Arts & Humanities Librarian (School of Arts)
Burzine Waghmar
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4144
  • Email: bw3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E10
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday to Friday
Farzana Whitfield
Subject and Regional Librarian (Politics, School of Arts and South Asia)
Farzana Whitfield
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4153
  • Email: fq@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E10
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday to Thursday

Bob Burns
Social Sciences Librarian (Law, Politics and International Studies)
Bob Burns
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4155
  • Email: bb28@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E10
  • Academic Support Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 10.00-18.30
Hassan Fiaz
Social Sciences Librarian (Economics, Finance & Management including CeFiMS, CISD and IFCELS)
Hassan Fiaz
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4187
  • Email: hf2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E10
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday to Friday

Carlos Leo Roca
Middle East & Central Asia Librarian
Staff Silhouette
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4167
  • Email: cr44@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E10
  • Academic Support Hours: Monday to Friday
Dawn S Wright
Africa & African Languages Librarian
Staff Silhouette
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4158
  • Email: dw3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E10
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesday to Friday


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