Bibliographer for Southern Asia
James Nye is responsible for the Library collections on South and Southeast Asia. Together, those geographical regions are referred to at the University as Southern Asia. He provides research support on those geographical areas to University of Chicago faculty and students and also to scholars elsewhere. He is director of the Digital South Asia Library, leads several grant-funded initiatives for preservation and open access to resources on South Asia, and collaborates closely with colleagues at several libraries in the subcontinent and elsewhere in the world. Nye is a member of the University's Committee on Southern Asian Studies.
James holds a Master of Arts in Religion degree from Yale University in the history of religions, a Master of Science degree from Drexel University in library science, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augsburg College in philosophy with a minor in chemistry. He is ABD for a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in South Asian language and literature with a specialization in Sanskrit literature.