Meet Azure Stewart

Staff news
January 22, 2024Regina Roberts

Azure Stewart

Stanford Libraries is pleased to announce Azure Stewart as our new librarian for Sociology, Psychology & Qualitative Data.

Azure began her tenure as our collection development librarian and liaison to the Sociology and Psychology departments at Stanford University on January 8th, 2024.

Azure is an interactional ethnographer whose research examines the social practices that are context-specific within different academic disciplines, which makes her particularly poised to also be our Qualitative Data Librarian for library resources on qualitative research methods. 

Azure Stewart earned her Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Teaching and Learning from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After completion of her doctoral degree, Azure was a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University Libraries. As a fellow, she worked closely with the faculty and students of the New York University Bern Dibner Library as well as of the Tandon School of Engineering to support the intersection of information literacy and research. Specifically, she worked on a research redesign of a new co-curricular instructional program for engineering students. This program sought to provide students with an opportunity to be exposed to and to improve their professional skills.

Azure has extensive experience working in higher education as an instructor, academic advisor, and researcher. Most notably as an educator, Azure was afforded an opportunity to instruct individuals across different backgrounds and experiences. She has found the greatest fulfillment in mentoring and supporting students and young professionals in exploring what brings them joy. In her spare time, you can catch Azure teaching yoga and other mindfulness practices to the community. 

Please join me in welcoming Azure Stewart to Stanford Libraries as the newest member of the Social Science Resource Group in the Bing Wing of Stanford’s Green Library.