Yuusuf Caruso is African Studies Librarian at Columbia University. Caruso earned his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University in 1993. Since then, he has served as the librarian for Africa at Columbia. Caruso is one of six full-time subject specialists in the Libraries' Area Studies Division which also includes: Jewish Studies; Latin American & Iberian Studies; Middle East & Islamic Studies; Russian, Eurasian, & East European Studies; and, South Asian Studies. For many years, Caruso has served as the principal library liaison for the Human Rights Advocates Program providing library orientation tours, in-class instruction, research consultations, and referrals.
For more information, see Area Studies; Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research; and, Human Rights Research Guide