Nurhaizatul Jamil


Assistant Professor Social Science & Cultural Studies 718.636.3567 p Brooklyn Campus, DeKalb Hall 3

Current Course Listing (6)

20/FA-SS-325-01 Symposium II

21/SP-SS-430-01 Methods Of Cultural Analysis

21/SP-SS-430-02 Methods Of Cultural Analysis

20/FA-SS-430-01 Methods Of Cultural Analysis

20/FA-SUST-319-01 Sustainability and Fashion

21/SP-SUST-319-01 Sustainability and Fashion

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Ph.D. Cultural Anthropology, Northwestern University 2016
M.A. Sociology, National University of Singapore 2009
B.A. Political Science, National University of Singapore 2009


Nurhaizatul Jamil is an Assistant Professor in Global South Studies, and the co-director of the Social Media Lab at Pratt Institute. Her current research foregrounds minoritized Muslims’ engagements with social media and popular culture, and their imbrications with transnational circuits of Islamic education and consumption. Her next research project examines the entanglements between modesty, fashion, and sustainability within Muslim communities. She is also invested in learning the ways that indigenous and minoritized artists navigate dispossession by reclaiming their narratives. At Pratt, she teaches classes on gender and sexuality within Muslim communities, Middle Eastern communities and cultures, decolonizing methodologies, and fashion and sustainability studies. With Dr. Wendy Muniz, she will focus on developing critical visual and ethnographic methodologies for the study of social media practices. Dr. Jamil has received fellowships from the following granting agencies: Wenner Gren Foundation, Spencer Foundation/National Academy of Education (Dissertation completion), Social Science Research Council (SSRC, declined). Selected publications: 2020 #depression: Singaporean Muslim Women Navigating Mental Health on Social Media, International Journal of Communication 2019 "This is a Gathering of Lovers": Islamic self-help and Affective Pedagogies in Contemporary Singapore. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 25 (3) 2016 “You Are My Garment”: Muslim Women, Religious Education, and Self- Transformation in Contemporary Singapore. Asian Studies Review, 40 (4): 545-563