African American Art from Saint Louis

About the Curator

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Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud researches and writes about Black aesthetics, contemporary performance, race, arts/cultural policy, and urbanism. She is Assistant Professor in Arts Leadership in the Department of Performing Arts & Arts Leadership at Seattle University, and has published articles, interviews, and reviews in ASAP/J, Art Forum, Canadian Art, Hyperallergic, Performance Research, TDR: The Drama Review, and Women & Performance.

From 2016-2018, Mahmoud was the Postdoctoral Fellow in Inequality and Identity at Washington University in St. Louis. There, she interviewed St. Louis-based Black artists about their work, including that which engaged anti-Black policies and Black dispossession in the mid-South city, and taught courses including “Black Lives Matter: Art, Theory, and Practice” and “Urban Ethnography in St. Louis.” She has curated performance conferences with an attention to memory, embodiment, urbanism, race, and labor, and founded the independent magazine The Arts Politic. She received her PhD in Performance Studies (Northwestern University), MA in Arts Politics (Tisch School of the Arts at NYU), and BA in Government (Harvard).