UCL Qatar


Dr Sumayya Ahmed

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Lecturer in Library & Information Studies
Tel: +974 4000 2816

Sumayya Ahmed is a Lecturer in Library and Information Studies at UCL Qatar. Her research interests include the social life of archival documents. She is especially interested in the place of community archives and oral histories in complimenting available documentary records in the Arabian Gulf. She is also interested in North African documentary heritage (the Maghreb), especially as it relates to the geographic distribution and (digital) preservation of Arabic, Amazigh (Berber) and Islamic manuscripts and historic records.

She received her PhD in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) where she was also granted the Duke-UNC Graduate Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies. Dr. Ahmed also completed an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and carried out research as a US Fulbright Scholar in Morocco.