Takiyah Nur Amin, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she teaches courses in dance history and theory in the liberal studies curriculum, Department of Dance and College of Art and Architecture Honors Program.
Her research and teaching interests include Black performance and aesthetics, Black feminist thought and activism, 20th century American concert dance and pedagogical issues in dance studies. Dr. Amin is affiliate faculty at UNC Charlotte in the Department of Africana Studies.
In service to the dance field, Dr. Amin is a member of the Board of Directors for the Congress on Research in Dance (CORD,) co-founder (with Dr. Nyama McCarthy Brown) of CORD's Diversity Working Group and a founding member of the Collegium for African Diaspora Dance (CADD.) She has served as peer reviewer for both Dance Research Journal and Dance Chronicle and is the host of the New Book Network's Dance Channel.
Dr. Takiyah Nur Amin is a proud native of Buffalo, NY and is the eldest daughter of Karima and the late Abdul Jalil Amin.
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Dr. Amin will present two workshops at the 5th Annual Conference for Pre-Tenure Women, hosted by Purdue University (September 22-23, 2014.) Learn more...