SOAS University of London

SOAS Library

Staff

Library Director, Library Services
Oliver Urquhart Irvine, MVO

Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb
Subject Librarian (Middle East & Central Asia & Islamica)
Dominique Akhoun-Schwarb
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4152
  • Email: da4@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E10
  • Academic Support Hours: Mon-Fri: 9.00 to 17.00, Wed: working from home


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: Library E10
  • Academic Support Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30-5:00pm Wed: working from home




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.





Jotika Khur-Yearn
Subject Librarian (South East Asia & Pacific Islands)
Jotika Khur-yearn
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4173
  • Email: jk53@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E10
  • Academic Support Hours: Mon: Working from home, Tue & Wed: 9:00-5:00pm








David Pearson
Subject Librarian (Anthropology & Sociology, Linguistics, Literature & Gender)
David Pearson
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
  • Academic Support 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

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
  • Academic Support Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

James Ward
Shelving supervisor, offsite (Acquisitions and Bibliographic Services)
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