Nimer is an assistant professor at Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Sciences, working in the fields of social and gender inequalities, marginalities and government of asylum-seekers. She is currently involved in a project called Géorécits, which seeks to examine the way in which intellectual production is transformed by exile. This project, financed by Institut Convergences Migrations, is carried out at Paris Nanterre University. Previously, she carried out work at Koç University, and as a Mercator IPC fellow at Sabanci University, dealing with the experiences of Syrian refugee youth in Turkey and language learning.
She obtained her PhD in July 2016 at Paris Saclay University looking at inequalities of access to higher education and mechanisms of action of an internationally funded development program in Lebanon. Her work has been published in international and regional academic journals including Gender and Education, Critical Sociology, Migration Studies, Third World Quarterly, Sociological Research Online, International Studies in Sociology of Education, Multilingua. Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication as well as New Perspectives on Turkey, Idafat, Civil Society Review and New Middle East Studies Journal.
She obtained her MSc from the London School of Economics and BS from the American University of Beirut.