Congratulations to Jasmine Mahmoud, AMCS Postdoctoral Fellow, on her appointment as assistant professor at Seattle University!

posted by Iver Bernstein

on May 1st, 2018

Dr. Jasmine Mahmoud, the AMCS Postdoctoral Fellow in Inequality and Identity, who is finishing up her two-year term at Washington University, will be starting a tenure-track assistant professorship in fall 2018: Jasmine will be Assistant Professor in Arts Leadership in the Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership at Seattle University. She will be teaching courses on cultural policy, arts urbanism, and anti-racist arts equity, as well as guiding capstone research projects in arts leadership. She will be completing her first book manuscript -- based on revisions completed during the postdoctoral fellowship -- Avant-Garde Geographies: Race, Gentrification and Experimentation in the Urban Frontier. She will also continue to conduct research for her second book manuscript -- based on field research she conducted while in St. Louis during the fellowship -- Acts of Black Citizenship: Art, Performance, and Politics in St. Louis in the Era of Black Lives Matter.

Jasmine is grateful to have had the 2016 to 2018 years as Postdoctoral Fellow in Inequality and Identity in American Culture Studies. During that time, she became an Assistant Editor with the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, and published in The Common Reader, French Review of American Studies, Modern Drama, and the 2017 anthology Theater and Cultural Politics for a New World. She instructed performance-based, interdisciplinary courses including "Black Lives Matter: Art, Theory, and Practice," and "Urban Ethnography in St. Louis," where students conducted ethnographic projects about sites of culture in St. Louis. Her teaching was recognized in 2017 by the Unsung Hero Award. She also curated, with support from AMCS, the Black Arts, Black Lives series which brought artists, scholars, and community-members together to expand conversations around black humanity.

Congratulations, Jasmine!

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