Aruna Pulipaka Magier

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Aruna Magier

Mezzanine M02

Bobst Library, NYU

70 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

phone: 212-992-7548

Aruna P. Magier, Phd, MLS, is on NYU's faculty as the South Asia Librarian and also International Relations Librarian at Bobst Library. She is also the Associate Editor for South Asia of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS), published by the Association for Asian Studies, and a Senior Editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia in Asian History. She received her PhD in History from Osmania University (Hyderabad) in 1999, with a research focus on Indian economic history, and a Masters in Library Science from Queens College in 2004. She has served on the faculty at Rutgers University (2009), Columbia University (2005-2010), and University of Pennsylvania (2006-2010). She began her work as Associate Editor of the BAS in 2000, and since 2008 has been the South Asia Librarian at NYU's Bobst Library, shaping the University's interdisciplinary print and digital research collections and primary sources from and about South Asia and the region's global connections, and creating broad South Asian Studies online research guides to assist students and scholars working in this field. At NYU, she has also created the South Asian Documentary Films Collection. She is currently writing up her research on foodways in the Asian diaspora. A trained oral historian, she is also working on oral histories as primary source documentation of the history of diasporic South Asian women's organizations and LGBTQ immigrant communities in the New York area. As of Fall 2016, Dr. Magier is also serving as NYU Library's International Relations Librarian.

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