Jasmine Smith

Jasmine Smith is a Ph.D. student at Duke University where she studies behavior and identities, as well as race and ethnic politics. Her co-authored work has appeared in Politics, Groups, and Identities. She is also an American Political Science Association (APSA) Minority Fellowship Program recipient.

Jasmine is interested in how individuals’ interactions with political institutions affect political behavior. More specifically, she researches how involuntary interactions with the criminal justice system serve as a (de)mobilizing agent for political participation. Jasmine currently has projects focusing on the mechanisms that lead to political participation after individuals interact with the police, skin color in police stops, and projects looking at the nuances of Black linked fate.

Jasmine holds a B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington, and was an APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Scholar. She continues to be involved with the Bunche program, serving as a graduate assistant, mentor, and teaching assistant. She also helped found the Merze Tate Society at Duke, a working group for underrepresented graduate students in political science.

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