Dr. Jazmin Graves is an assistant professor in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jazmin received her Ph.D. from the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago in 2021. Jazmin’s research centers on the devotional music and rituals of Sidis, Indian Muslims of African ancestry, in western India. Her research has been largely supported by a Thurgood Marshall Fellowship at Dartmouth College, the American Institute of Indian Studies’ Junior Research Fellowship, and grants from the Committee on Southern Asian Studies at the University of Chicago. Jazmin co-edited the three-volume publication, Afro-South Asia in the Global African Diaspora (2020), with Omar H. Ali. She was named one of the MIPAD Global Top 100 Most Influential People of African Descent Under 40 in 2018 for her service project the Ahmedabad Sidi Heritage and Educational Initiative. In 2017, Jazmin organized the “Scholars at the Intersection of South Asian and Africana Studies” conference at Howard University, bringing together an international community of educators to present their innovative research and introduce opportunities for student involvement. Jazmin’s research, teaching, and service engages her in the Ethiopian and East African Studies Research Network and the Islamic Studies Research Network at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
African American and African Diaspora Studies Program
University of North Carolina at Greensboro