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Staff Profile: Shatha Baydoun


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Shatha Baydoun

History and Modern Languages Librarian

sxb1510@miami.edu

(305) 284-6466

Shatha Baydoun is liaison to the Departments of History, and Modern Languages & Literatures. She received a master’s degree in Information Science from Wayne State University in 2018, with a focus on special collections and metadata. 

Miss Baydoun also holds a master’s degree in history from the University of Michigan, with a specialty in West African and Middle Eastern history. Her master’s thesis was a cross-comparative study of the Lebanese diaspora in West Africa. Specifically, the ways in which colonialism, identity, and nationalism intersect within the diaspora setting. Her current research interests include the various ways libraries, museums, and archives design metadata for Arabic and Islamic cultural artifacts.

She was a history instructor at Henry Ford College for ten years and taught courses on the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Miss Baydoun has lived in Dearborn, Michigan and was born and raised in Sierra Leone, West Africa. She speaks Krio, the national lingua franca of Sierra Leone, and is also a native Arabic speaker and writer.

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