Mariam Durrani


I am an anthropologist, a teacher, a writer, a media-maker, a feminist, and a committed advocate for social justice.

I am an assistant professor of anthropology at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. I completed my joint PhD in anthropology and education at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

My research bridges the anthropology of Muslim youth, feminist approaches to transnationalism and migration studies, studies of gender, and critical visuality in classrooms and in the media.

My academic work has been published in American Anthropologist, Anthropology News, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and Working Papers in Educational Linguistics. I also write journalistic and editorial essays for Religion Dispatches and the blog for Cultural Anthropology