Nida Kirmani

Brandeis South Asian Studies Welcomes Dr. Nida Kirmani as Madeleine Haas Russell Visiting Associate Professor for 2022 - 2023 AY. 


Nida Kirmani's photo.Brandeis University’s South Asian Studies Program is thrilled to welcome Professor Nida Kirmani as the Madeleine Haas Russell Visiting Associate Professor of South Asian Studies for the 
2022 – 2023 academic year. Professor Kirmani is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She is also the coordinator of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor. Dr. Kirmani is a leading, feminist public intellectual who has published widely on issues related to gender, Islam, women’s movements, development, and urban studies in India and Pakistan.

She completed her Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of Manchester in Sociology. Her book, Questioning ‘the Muslim Woman’: Identity and Insecurity in an Urban Indian Locality, was published in 2013 by Routledge.  At Brandeis, Professor Kirmani will teach two courses, offer a public lecture on her research, and continue her research and writing on urban violence, gender, and insecurity in Lyari in Karachi Pakistan. In Fall 2022, she will teach ANTH 146A Gender and the City.