Jasmine Daria Cannon (she/they) is a first generation college graduate, Black feminist academic researcher and curator dedicated to creating and developing intentional, compassionate spaces for intellectual and cultural diversity in the classroom, museum space, and community. Their research interests include Black feminist theories and praxis, 19th and 20th century African American history, digital humanities methods, and critical social justice pedagogies. She is currently a doctoral student in Rutgers University's Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department, and serving as the Women’s History Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the National Women’s History Museum. In 2019, they earned their Master's of Arts in American Studies with a concentration in Museum Studies from The George Washington University, and was recognized Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ 2019 Distinguished Master’s Scholar. In 2016, Jasmine earned her B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies from North Carolina State University, and upon graduation was recognized as the Augustus M. Witherspoon Distinguished Person by NC State’s African American Cultural Center (2016), Peer Mentor of the Year by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (2016), and an Equity for Women award nominee by the NC Council on the Status of Women (2015).
Her pride and joy lives in uncovering and highlighting the his/her/their-stories of Black folx, dreaming up collaborative projects across her various communities, and creating lasting memories with loved ones across the country. Her scholarship on Camden City’s first race riot, presented at the 2018 University of Memphis Graduate Association of African American History (GAAAH) conference, was awarded first prize. Some of their community conversations have also been in partnership with Let's Talk Bruh (a podcast on Black Masculinity), William Peace University's Women's HERstory month, and Soul Werk Sessions. She is a Paulsboro, NJ native living in Raleigh, NC, a descendant of Southern migrants from Georgia and North Carolina, daughter, sister, and friend.
- 2022-2024 National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) Pre-Doctoral Fellow in Women’s History
- 2022 Ethnic Studies Educators’ Academy awardee
- 2022 Digital Ethnic Futures Consortium (DEFCon) Teaching Fellow
- 2019-2020 Rutgers University School of Graduate Studies Excellence Fellow
- 2019 Columbian College Distinguished Master’s Scholar, George Washington University
- 2018 First Paper Prize, Graduate Association of African American History Conference
- 2018 Daughters of the American Revolution Fellowship
- 2018 Jeffrey C. Kasch Summer Research Fellowship
- 2017 Columbian College Dean’s Fellowship, George Washington University