Deborah Schlein joined Princeton University Library as the Near Eastern Studies Librarian in 2020. She received her PhD in 2019 from Princeton's Near Eastern Studies department, where she wrote her dissertation on the history of Graeco-Arabic medicine in Mughal and colonial India, focusing on the production and use of Arabic and Persian medical manuscripts. Prior to joining Princeton University Library, Deborah was a Provost's Postdoctoral Librarian Fellow at New York University. She is a senior fellow in the Andrew Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School.
Deborah works closely with faculty, visiting scholars and students in the Near Eastern Studies Department & Program, the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, and others working on the Near East and related areas.