Jasmine H. Wade

Jasmine H. Wade is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies at the University of California, Davis with designated emphases in Feminist Theory and Research and Native American Studies. Her dissertation, “Healing/Encountering: Black and Indigenous Radical Aesthetic Practices” is an interdisciplinary project that looks at Black and Indigenous speculative aesthetics, including the manifestos of Black Lives Matter and Idle No More, in relation. Her work engages Black Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Black and Native feminisms, queer studies, and speculative futures studies. In addition to her work as a Lecturer at Sacramento State University, Jasmine is also a freelance curriculum writer. In this capacity, she writes inclusive, critical teaching guides for educators and reviews educational materials with a culturally responsive education lens. Jasmine is also a speculative fiction writer whose work has appeared in Drunken Boat, Trouble the Waters: Tales of the Deep Blue, Lunch Ticket, and more.


Primary Academic Inquiries

Black and Indigenous Radical Aesthetic PracticesMy dissertation project “Healing/Encountering: Black and Indigenous Radical Aesthetic Practices” is a transnational study that looks at Black and Indigenous speculative aesthetics in relation to the Black Lives Matter and Idle No More manifestos in the United States and Canada.
Archive of FuturesArchive of Futures is a curatorial project in which I find and organize artifacts created to be from the future.
Collaboration with The Garifuna Heritage FoundationIn considering Blackness hemispherically, an on-going pedagogical and research project with The Garifuna Heritage Project prompts explorations into Blackness and Indigeneity in the Caribbean.

Fellowships, Honors, & Awards

UC President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2021-2022

UC Humanities Consortium Fellowship, 2021

HATCH – UC Davis Feminist Science Shop – Summer Research Funds, 2021

College Language Association, First-Time Attendee Award, 2021

UC Davis Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, 2020-2021

HASTAC Fellowship, 2019-2021

Racial Capitalism Mellon Initiative Graduate Research Fellowship, 2020

Mellon Public Scholars Fellowship, 2019

UC Davis Provost’s Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, 2017-2018

Imagining America Creative Documentation Fellowship, 2017

San Francisco Writer’s Grotto Fellowship, 2017

VONA/Voices Fellowship, 2014, 2016