SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

Staff

Interim Director, Library Services
Christine Wise BA(Hons) MA DipLib MCLIP MCMI CMgr


Winifred Assan
Senior Library Assistant (Customer Services)
Archives Assistant (Special Collections)
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  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4180/4186
  • Email: wa2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library D18 & SCRR


Vicky Bird
Deputy Head of Teaching and Research Support
Subject Librarian (Economics, Politics, Finance & Management)
Vicky Bird
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4147
  • Email: vb18@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: C2
  • Office Hours: Mon: working at home Tues - Fri: 09.30 to 17.00




Mary Fisk
Subject Librarian (History & Religions, Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica)
Mary Seeley
Vera Ferreira
Vera Ferreira

Vera is a trained linguist with a background in language documentation and field research. Her main research interests lie in European endangered languages and in the connection between documentary data and language revitalisation. As the Digital Archivist at the Endangered Languages Archive Vera provides advice and training on all aspects of data management, metadata preparation and digital archiving.















Ludi Price 柏詠璇
Senior Library Assistant (Far Eastern Languages)
Ludi Price
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4156
  • Email: lp27@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library - E10
  • Office Hours: Tues-Wed 9:30-17:30, and Thurs 9:30-13:00.

Sophie Salffner
Digital Archivist
Sophie Salffner


Sophie is a trained linguist with a background in language documentation and field research. As the Digital Archivist at the Endangered Languages Archive Sophie provides advice and training on all aspects of data management, metadata preparation and digital archiving.


Val Siama
Interim Customer Services Team Leader
Senior Library Assistant
Chrisovalentios Siama

Harry Stephens
Senior Library Assistant (Acquisitions and Bibliographic Services)
Archives Assistant (Special Collections)
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Galia Umansky
Subject Librarian: South Asia & Development Studies (Maternity Cover)
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Burzine K Waghmar
Senior Library Assistant (Acquisitions and Bibliographic Services)
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Indo-Iranian History, Historical Geography and Philology (Avestan, Old Persian, Parthian, Pahlavi, Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, Pashto, Balochi and Kashmiri); Languages and Religions of Late Antiquity and the Silk Road (Bactrian, Khotanese, Sogdian, contacts among Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism and early Islam); Pakistan studies (Ancient and early Medieval History, Dardic and Nuristani dialectology, ethnography and topography of NWFP, FATA, Northern Areas and Trans-Karakoram Tract); Pakistani minorities; HUMINT counterterrorism and linguistic analysis; South Asian Muslim psycho-sociology; Muslim non-Muslim relations (Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh).

  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4144
  • Email: bw3@soas.ac.uk
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
James Ward
Shelving supervisor, offsite (Acquisitions and Bibliographic Services)
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