Islamic Studies, South Asian Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Jewish Studies (Interim)
AJ Robinson’s work at Washington University has opened opportunities to expand specialties and grow professionally, especially in the areas of instruction and digital humanities. AJ started working at Washington University in 2015 as the librarian for Islamic Studies and South Asian Studies. AJ previously worked as a library assistant at the University of Texas at Austin, where AJ got their MS in information studies. Before library school, AJ studied at the University of Washington and American University in Cairo with a focus in Arabic language and literature.
Selected projects, activities, and accomplishments
- Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon (2015–present)
- Middle East Librarians Association executive board (2016–2019), digital scholarship interest group (2018–present)
- Gender Violence Database project (2017–present)
- Transgender Spectrum Conference planning committee (2018–2019)
- Information Literacy Learning Community at Washington University (2019–2020)
- Workshops and presentations on critical digital reading, data security, Wikipedia, literature reviews, etc.