Since joining the UW in 2021, Mahmoud has participated in a wide range of groundbreaking projects supported by the Simpson Center.
Last year, the 2022-2023 Writer-in-Residence Nanya Jhingran (English) interviewed Jasmine Mahmoud (Drama) on her multiple roles as a public scholar, curator, and project leader. Since joining the UW in 2021, Mahmoud has participated in a wide range of groundbreaking projects supported by the Simpson Center including the Minoritarian Performance Research Cluster, teaching the “Black Curatorial Practices” microseminar, serving on the board for ASAP/14, co-teaching the 2023 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities on the theme of “Black Sense: Time, Art, and Being,” and receiving a 2022 Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship for her project, Digitizing Black Curatorial Practice: Dr. James Washington, Jr. at MOHAI.
In the interview, Mahmoud discusses her trajectory from policy and journalism to arts-based research and curatorial practices. The full conversation is now live on the Simpson Center Medium profile. We invite you read about Mahmoud's journey and ongoing work in doing publicly-oriented scholarship across multiple communities in the full interview.