C. Ryan Perkins

C. Ryan Perkins
Curator for South Asian Studies and Islamic Studies, Humanities Resource Group
I grew up outside Portland, Oregon and always had an interest in languages, studying Spanish and Japanese in high school. In the middle of my collegiate education I took a three-semester break from school and spent that time in Pakistan, India, and Nepal where I picked up some Hindi, Urdu, and Dari. After returning to the U.S. and completing my B.A. I began working on my Ph.D. in South Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon completing my Ph.D. in 2011 I joined The University of Chicago as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and then I was a postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University where I taught courses related to South Asian history and literature while overseeing the Masters Program in Indian History and Culture. I joined Stanford Libraries in 2015 in a newly created position focused on South Asia.

Boyk, D., Amstutz, A., Perkins, C.
2020; 43 (3): 446-454

"From South Asian Print to the Digital Archive: The Quest for Access and Sustainability" SOUTH ASIA-JOURNAL OF SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES
2020; 43 (3): 554-570

"A Bounty of Gems: Yūsuf u Zulaykhā in Pashto" in Jāmī in Regional Contexts: The Reception of ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Jāmī’s Works in the Islamicate World, C. 9th/15th-14th/20th
Brill. 2019

"London, Lucknow and the Global Indian City c. 1857-1920" JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY.
2017; 27 (4): 611-626

A New Pablik: Abdul Halim Sharar, volunteerism, and the Anjuman-e Dar-us-Salam in late nineteenth-century India MODERN ASIAN STUDIES
2015; 49 (4): 1049-1090

"From the Mehfil to the printed word: Public debate and discourse in late colonial India" in INDIAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HISTORY REVIEW
2013; 50 (1): 47-76


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, South Asian Studies (2011)