Aimee Meredith Cox wearing a floral blue shirt and sitting on the stoop of a brownstone
Visiting Artist

Dance (MFA)

Aimee Meredith Cox is an anthropologist, writer, movement artist and critical ethnographer. She is currently an associate professor in the Anthropology Department at New York University, which followed her appointment as an associate professor in the African American Studies and Anthropology departments at Yale University. Cox’s first monograph, Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship (Duke 2015), won the 2017 book award from the Society for the Anthropology of North America, a 2016 Victor Turner Book Prize in Ethnographic Writing and honorable mention from the 2016 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize. She is also the editor of Gender: Space (MacMillan, 2018). 

Cox performed and toured internationally with Ailey II and the Dance Theatre of Harlem and has choreographed performances as interventions in public and private space in Newark, Philadelphia and Brooklyn. She is currently working on two book projects and a performance ethnographic intervention based on research among Black communities in Cincinnati. That overall project is called “Living Past Slow Death.”