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Nurhaizatul Jamil

Assistant Professor


(On leave @Pratt from Fall 2021-Spring 2022, faculty fellowship at Harvard University’s Divinity School, WSRP).
Nurhaizatul Jamil is an Assistant Professor in Global South Studies, co-director of the Global South Center, and the co-coordinator 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 among 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).

From fall 2021 to spring 2022, she will be based at Harvard’s Divinity School, where she has received a fellowship to work on her first book.

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

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