Member Spotlight: Takiyah N. Amin

Takiyah N. AminTAA member Takiyah N. Amin is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College. An academic author in the dance studies discipline, her most recent publications include an “Arts in Society Redesign: A Learner-Centered Approach”, by Delane Ingalls Vanada, Dean Adams and Takiyah Amin, published by The International Journal of Arts Education; and a chapter in “African American Dance Revisited: Undoing Master Narratives in the Studying and Teaching of Dance History” in Rethinking Dance History: Issues and Methodologies (Routledge.)

What are you currently working on?
Completing a book project that explores the work of Black women choreographers during the height of the US-based Black Power and Black Arts Movements.

Share a recent accomplishment.

Appointed as Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College.

What is your favorite textbook writing tip or strategy?

I am an advocate of the daily writing habit — at least 30 minutes a day is a game changer for academic writers in terms of productivity and reduced anxiety.

What is your best TAA experience so far?
The webinars and newsletter are amazing!

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