Sumayya Ahmed is an Assistant Professor in Archives at the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons University. Prior to joining Simmons, she was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Program of Library and Information Studies at University College London-Qatar. She earned her doctorate from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2016. While at SILS she held the Educating Librarians in the Middle East for the 21st Century (ELIME-21) Fellowship from 2011- 2015.
Sumayya’s research focuses on documentary heritage in North Africa and the Middle East, the societal provenance of historical manuscript collections, the history of archives in North Africa and the Middle East, and the politics of cultural heritage preservation.