Laura Ring

Southern Asian Studies Librarian

Laura Ring

Laura Ring is a Subject Specialist in South and Southeast Asian Studies and Anthropology. She supports research and teaching in these fields by:

  • Developing and managing Library collections
  • Offering individual consultations and group workshops
  • Providing bibliographic description and subject analysis for Indic-language materials
  • Developing digital resources through grant-funded projects


Laura earned a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, with ethnographic fieldwork in Pakistan. She is the author of Zenana: Everyday Peace in a Karachi Apartment Building (Indiana University Press). Laura also holds an MS in Library and Information Science from UIUC, and a BA in Anthropology from Hampshire College.

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