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About Roberta L. Dougherty

Roberta L. Dougherty, who holds an M.A. in Contemporary Arab Studies from Georgetown University and an M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan, is the Librarian for Middle East Studies at the Yale University Library. She has lectured on and published her research on the history of printing and publishing in the Middle East, the social construction of performance in Egypt, the expressive culture of the Arab Spring, and Egyptian musical film. For the last three years Robin has researched the life and legacy of Edward Elbridge Salisbury through archival and manuscript collections held at Yale and elsewhere, culminating in a groundbreaking exhibit on Salisbury in Sterling Memorial Library that was on display during the fall of 2016. She has also lectured on Salisbury’s life and work at scholarly conferences in Europe and the United States. In 2016 she was awarded the David H. Partington Award by the Middle East Librarians Association for excellence in and contributions to the field of Middle East librarianship.


Present Librarian for Middle East Studies, Yale University Library

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • David H. Partington Award (Middle East Librarians Association)

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Salisburiana (10)

Chiefly unpublished research including conference presentations and slides; please ask permission if you would like to cite my work.

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Research Works (19)