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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)
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Jotika Khur-Yearn
South East Asia & Pacific Language, Gender and Linguistics Librarian
Jotika Khur-yearn
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4173
  • Email: jk53@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: Library E10
  • Academic Support Hours: Thu: Working from home

Burzine K Waghmar
South Asia & Indo-Iranian Languages, Cultural, Literary & Post Colonial Studies Librarian
Burzine Waghmar

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).

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


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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)
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  • 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