Jasmine Mitchell

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Job title: 

Assistant Professor






New Academic Building



Courses taught: 

African Americans and Mass Media, Women of Color Feminisms, Introduction to African American Studies, Media Studies, Mass Media and Popular Culture, Hip-Hop Cultures, Politics of Media, American Studies Seminar, U.S. Social MovementsBook


  • Ph.D. in American Studies, University of Minnesota
  • BA in American Studies, Williams College

Select publications & presentations: 


  • Imagining the Mulatta: Blackness in U.S. and Brazilian Media (Forthcoming from University of Illinois Press)

Book Chapters

  • “Expressing Race in Brazilian Telenovelas” in Writing About Screen Media, edited by Lisa Patti, 96-100. London: Routledge Press, 2019.
  • “The Ride of the Valkyrie Against White Supremacy: Tessa Thompson’s Casting in Thor: Ragnarok” in Mixed-Race Superheroes (Forthcoming, Rutgers University Press)
  • “Indigeneity and Fictions of Brazilian National Identity: Quincenntenial Representations of Mestiçagem in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema.” Comparative Indigeneities of the Americas, edited by Arturo J. Aldama, M. Bianet Castellanos, and Lourdes Gutiérrez Nájera, 81-95. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2012.

Articles and Commentaries

  • The Hope of Loving and Warping Racial Progress Narratives, 86 Fordham Law Review 2755 (2018).
  • “Netflix and Shifting Global Circulations of Race.” In Media Res. Media Commons. March 2018.
  • “Sensual Not Beautiful, The Mulata as Erotic Spectacle.” Revista, the Harvard Review of Latin America. (Spring 2017).
  • “Brazilian National Identity and Black Diasporic Politics in Marcelo D2’s Music.” Tensões Mundiais (World Tensions). 5 (2009): 151-169.
  • “Hip-Hop Feminist Politics in Antônia.” Revista Literatura e Autoritarismo, (December 2009).