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AJ Robinson

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AJ Robinson
Job Title
Islamic Studies; South Asian Studies; Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies; and Jewish & Near Eastern Studies (Interim) Subject Librarian
Phone Number
(314) 935-5714
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Islamic Studies, South Asian Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Jewish Studies (Interim)


AJ started working at Washington University Libraries as the Subject Librarian for Islamic Studies and South Asian Studies in 2015. They assumed subject responsibilities for Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies in 2017, and have served interim roles for Religious Studies (2017-2018) and Jewish Studies (2020-present).

AJ has an MS in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, a BA in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures & English from the University of Washington, and studied at the Arabic Language Institute at the American University in Cairo.

Selected projects, activities, and accomplishments

  • Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (2015-2019)
  • Danforth Staff Council (2023-present)
  • Gender Violence Database project with Humanities Digital Workshop (2017-2020)
  • Information Literacy Learning Community at Gephardt Center for Civic Education (2019-2020)
  • Middle East Librarians Association executive board (2016-2019), nominations committee (2017-2019), digital scholarship interest group (2018-present)
  • Transgender Spectrum Conference planning committee (2018-2019)