Vani Natarajan

Research and Instructional Services Librarian in the Humanities and Area Studies

I have an undergraduate degree in English Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing, along with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. My research interests include transnational feminism, history and memory in social movements, and queer writing. 

I serve as the departmental and program librarian for the Humanities and Area Studies at Barnard: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, Comparative Literature, English, French, German, Italian, Jewish Studies, Slavic Studies, and Spanish and Latin American Cultures. In addition, I'm the constellation librarian for first year students in Pyxis.

Academic Focus: 

My specialties at Barnard comprise subjects in the Humanities and Area Studies. I’m excited to help you with research in any other topic as well!

My research guides:

Some of my course-specific research guides:

Africana Studies

English

First Year Seminar

I’m also available to offer:

  • Custom instruction in library research
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Course-specific research guides for the library web site
  • Collection development to support faculty and student research and reading
  • Help with Zotero
  • And more!
Contact: 

208C Lehman Hall
212.854.8595
vnataraj@barnard.edu

 

Office Hours: 

Wednesdays 10:30AM-12:30PM

Education: 

MLIS, University of Pittsburgh

BA, Swarthmore College