Jasmin A Young

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Originally from Los Angeles CA, Jasmin Young began her academic career at California State University Northridge. After graduation she moved to NYC to attend Columbia University receiving her Masters in African American Studies and working with the late Dr. Manning Marable. With a desire to ground herself in gender theories, Jasmin moved to the UK to study at the London School of Economics and Politcal Science, earning a second masters degree, this time in Gender Studies.
Currently, Jasmin is a fifth year doctoral student in the Department of History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Under the tutelage of Deborah Gray White, Jasmin’s research focuses on Black women's activism. Her dissertation, “Black Women with Guns: A Historical Analysis of Armed Resistance 1892-1979,” offers a long history of women's political engagement with Black militant activism from the late 19th century to the Black Power era.