Graduate Students

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  • Jasmine Cannon
  • Program: Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Research Interests: Black Feminist Thought; Black Women's Intellectual History; Material Culture Studies; Media Studies; Twentieth Century American History

Jasmine Daria Cannon, M.A. is a Black feminist scholar, public speaker, and advocate for Black joy. She is currently a Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Ph.D. student at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She recently earned her M.A. in American Studies with a concentration in Museum Studies from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and was recognized as the 2019 Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Master’s Scholar and student graduation speaker. Active inside the academy and out, she runs an online platform, Brown Girls Love STEM, an online resource that aims to encourage girls of color to pursue STEM degrees. In the digital sphere, Jasmine took to Black Girl Theory’s (IG: @blckgirltheory) “Soul Werk” 2020 Instagram live series to discuss Black Feminist Ethics of Care and in 2019, she was featured on Let’s Talk Bruh (IG: @letstalkbruh), a podcast on black masculinity, to discuss what black men should know about feminism. In 2016, Jasmine earned her B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies and minor in Anthropology from North Carolina State University. Upon graduation, she was recognized as the Interdisciplinary Studies Unit Spring 2016 commencement speaker, NC State’s African American Cultural Center Augustus Witherspoon Distinguished Person (2016), and Peer Mentor of the Year by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (2016). She is currently enjoying serving as the President of the South Jersey chapter of The Black Girl Social Club, reading romance novels with Black, Indigenous, and women of color protagonists, and Black Twitter and her favorite podcasts. She is a Paulsboro, NJ native,
descendant of Southern migrants from Georgia and North Carolina, daughter, sister, and friend.