Laura Ring

Metadata Librarian and Librarian for Southern Asia and Anthropology

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 on ethnic conflict and peacemaking in Karachi, Pakistan. She is currently working on an archival project on Conflict and Documentation in South Asia. Laura also holds an MS in Library and Information Science from UIUC, and a BA in Anthropology from Hampshire College.

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