Kirsty Adegboro, BA MA

Location: YORK

Membership Grade: Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 01904 789002
Mobile: 07743 630482

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General Experience

I have a background in languages (French and Arabic to degree level) and cultural studies with a particular interest in North and West Africa. I provide back-of-the-book, periodical and embedded indexes in my specialist subject areas, as well as on most subjects which are aimed at a general readership level. I have experience in indexing trade books, academic texts, multi-authored works and the peer-reviewed journal of the Baptist Historical Society.  In addition to my subject specialisms, I welcome work on most subjects for a general readership. Large or small projects are accepted, as is work at short notice.


Arabic (Works About)

BA (Hons) in French and Arabic.
I have indexed a number of medieval books and their commentaries translated from Arabic into English.

French (Works About)

BA (Hons) French and Arabic, MA Interpreting and Translation Studies in French.
I have indexed a number of literary criticisms of French literature and multi-author works about French popular culture.

Literature and Poetry In Foreign Languages

I have indexed books on French, Italian and Portuguese and Arabic literature.

Italian (Works About)

BA (Hons) French and Arabic.
I have indexed multi-author academic works on Italian literature and popular culture.


I indexed the journal for the Baptist Historical Society for a number of years, which covers global and religious history from the 1600s to the present, biographical pieces, theological reflections and local church histories.


BA (Hons) French and Arabic.
My language studies included several modules on Islamic topics, as well as a year residing in Morocco, which has given me a depth of insight into Islamic history, literature and theology.
I have indexed a number of books on Islamic theology and law, as well as medieval Islamic texts and commentaries translated from Arabic to English.


I have indexed works covering many aspects of Christian and Islamic theology as well as atheism and other world-views.

Religious History

Indexing the Baptist Quarterly covers global Christian history from 1600 to today, which also incorporates political and social history across that time. My University studies and now recent indexing experience have included various works on medieval Islamic history.

Middle East

I have indexed several books in this field, with knowledge of Islamic and Arab culture underpinned by a degree in Arabic.

Linguistics - Descriptive and Theoretical

Studying several European languages as well as Arabic has given me a solid foundation in linguistics, as well as indexing a number of works related to this field.

European Union

I have indexed books in this field, drawing on my modern languages background for a deeper insight into the issues across the Union.

Philosophy (All Areas)

Recent indexes have covered works on a variety of philosophical and religious outlooks, as well as a University textbook on the philosophy of language.


I have spent time living and studying in countries across North and West Africa, as well as completing a module in Francophone Studies at University.

Knitting and Crochet

I am a regular user of books in this field and therefore familiar with the subject and the needs of readers.


I have a background in classical music performance and history.


I am a frequent user of books in this area, and understand the needs of readers.

Other skills

Embedded Indexing
I have experience in creating and updating embedded indexes in Word.

I have worked as a proof reader for foreign-language technical manuals. I also offer a basic level of proof-reading as a standard service in any indexing work.

I am an experienced translator working from French to English.

Recent indexes include

National Political Elites, European Integration and the Eurozone Crisis, Wearset, June 2018
Gary Kemp, What is this thing called Philosophy of Language?, part of Routledge series: What is this thing called?, Routledge, Nov 2017
Epistles of the Brethren of Purity (6-8), IIS-OUP series, Oxford University Press and Institute of Ismaili Studies, Sept 2017
The Creed of Imam Bayhaqi (Trans. Nasir Abdussalam), Turath Publishing, June 2017
Multiple, Baptist Quarterly, Baptist Historical Society, 2011 to 2018
Charles F. Burdett, Italy, Islam and the Islamic World: Representations and reflections from 9/11 to the Arab Uprisings, Peter Lang, 2016
Rachel Haworth, From the Chanson Française to the Canzone D’Autore in the 1960s and 1970s: Authenticity, Authority, Influence, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2015

Special Publication Type

Journals (Learned And Professional)

Baptist Quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of the Baptist Historical Society.

Diaries And Letters

Several articles in the Baptist Quarterly journal comprising of diary entries and/or letters.

Biographies/ Autobiographies

A number of biographical articles in the Baptist Quarterly journal.