Roberta L. Dougherty

, librarian for Middle East Studies at Yale, holds a master’s degree in Arab studies and librarianship. A professional librarian for 25 years, her recent research ranges from nineteenth-century American Orientalism and the history of Middle Eastern printing to the social construction of performance in Egypt and the Arab Spring’s culture of expressiveness. Twice elected president of the Middle East Librarians Association, in 2016 she received its Partington Award for her contributions to Middle East librarianship.

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