Area Studies

/Area Studies


To support and strengthen teaching, learning, and research by providing the collections, services, and environments that lead to intellectual discovery. As area studies specialists, we strive to make specialized, individual connections between researchers, students, and library collections and services.


Wookjin Cheun, Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies
Luis A. González , Interim Librarian for African Studies
Gwendolyn Kirk, Librarian for South Asian and Southeast Asian Studies
Luis A. González, Librarian for Latin American and Caribbean, Spanish and Portuguese, Chicano-RiqueñoLatino Studies, and European Studies
Akram Habibulla, Librarian for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and Central Eurasian Studies
Charmaine Henriques, Librarian for International Studies and Global Studies
Wen-ling Liu, Librarian for East Asian and Tibetan Studies

Jerome Bingham, Senior Collections/Reference Assistant to Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese, Latino, and European Studies

Veronika Trotter, Senior Collections/Reference Assistant to Slavic, East European Studies, Central Eurasian Studies, and Middle East and Islamic Studies


Build the Library’s collections – We are responsible for selecting library materials on and about Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. We actively seek input from faculty and students. You are invited to recommend an item for purchase or contact the librarian responsible for your subject to discuss collections.

Provide reference and research consultation – Area Studies Librarians are available to meet with you for in-depth reference and research consultations. You may contact Area Studies librarians by e-mail, telephone, or visiting our offices and web pages.

Teach students how to do research – We provide library learning experiences tailored to specific IUB undergraduate and graduate courses. We work with instructors to gather relevant resources and introduce students to appropriate research methods.

Staff Directory

Senior Collections/Reference Assistant
(812) 856-5182
Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies
Associate Librarian
(812) 855-9413
Head, Area Studies
Librarian for Latin American, Iberian, Latino, and Chicano-Riqueño Studies
(812) 855-7416
Librarian for Middle Eastern, Islamic, and Central Eurasian Studies
Associate Librarian
(812) 855-9885
International Studies Librarian
Associate Librarian
(812) 855-1576
South Asian and South East Asian Librarian
(812) 856-2178
Librarian for East Asian and Tibetan Studies
Associate Librarian
(812) 855-9695
Senior Collections Reference Assistant
(812) 855-9413 and (812) 855-9885

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