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Lalaie Ameeriar

Lalaie Ameeriar

Faculty Associate


Associate Professor

Department of Anthropology, York University

Research Keywords:

Race; racism and racialization; globalization; diaspora; affect and embodiment; labour studies; feminist studies; transnational Muslim cultures

Research Region(s):

Pakistan, South Asia

Research Diaspora(s):

South Asian Diaspora

Lalaie Ameeriar completed her MA and PhD in cultural and social anthropology at Stanford University. Her research engages with critical studies of race, racism and racialization, globalization, diaspora, affect and embodiment, labour studies and feminist studies with particular emphasis on transnational Muslim cultures. Her first book, Downwardly Global: Women, Work and Citizenship in the Pakistani Diaspora, was published by Duke University Press in 2017 and examines the intimate and affective dimensions of multicultural belonging. Her research draws from multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork in Lahore and Karachi, Pakistan, London, England and Toronto, Canada. She has been a fellow at the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the Research Institute for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. She has been a member of the School of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, has received a University of California Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities, and a Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship. She has taught at the University of California and Goldsmiths, University of London.