Ameera Nimjee

Ameera Nimjee (she/her) joins Yale as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Music. Her primary research is on the study of citizenship, race, and gender in transnational South Asian performance cultures. Ameera is currently at work on two larger projects: on creativity in South Asian contemporary dance economies and performance traditions that have accompanied the migration of Muslims through South Asia, East Africa, and North America. She holds a PhD and MA in Ethnomusicology from the University of Chicago and University of Toronto, respectively, and a BMus also from the University of Toronto. Ameera performs often as a kathak dancer, and remains a member of Toronto-based Chhandam Dance Company under the continued tutelage of her teacher Joanna de Souza.