- School of Library and Information Science
Sumayya Ahmed received her PhD in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) where she held the IMLS funded ELIME-21 grant to promote and strengthen the field of LIS in the Middle East and North Africa. She has been working as an Assistant Professor in Library and Information Studies at University College London’s global campus in Doha, Qatar since late 2016. Her research interests include the social life of archival documents, including the place of community archives and oral histories in complementing available records, documentary heritage in North Africa and the Arabian (Persian Gulf) as well as Islamicate book history and culture. She was the co-editor of the 2016 de Gruyter volume, Library and Information Science in the Middle East and North Africa. Ahmed will begin teaching at Simmons in Fall 2020.