A little about me…

Jasmine Wade is a speculative fiction writer, curriculum designer, and PhD student in Northern California. As a writer and scholar, she considers herself a queer time traveler, one who moves, thinks, and imagines in the past, present, and future at once. Her short stories have appeared in Drunken Boat, TAYO Literary Magazine, Lunch Ticket, The Copperfield Review and others. Her work is also included or forthcoming in the anthologies Trouble the Waters: Tales of the Deep Blue, Running Wild Anthology of Stories, Volume 2, and Little Letters on the Skin. She is an alumna of VONA/Voices and Mills College’s MFA program. She is a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee, has won the 2016 Edward P. Jones Short Story Contest, and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Founding Members Award for College Writers and the Tu Books New Visions Award. She is currently at work on a novel.

Find out more about my writing here. 

As a PhD student in Cultural Studies at the University of California, Davis, she studies contemporary social movements, Black studies, and Indigenous studies. Her dissertation project examines contemporary Black and Indigenous radical aesthetic practices. In this, she uses speculation, poetics, and critical fabulation to visualize the futures activists are working to create as resistance to the capitalist and colonial logics of the past and present.

Find out more about my academic pursuits here. 

Her stories and PhD work play with the ideas of ghosts, time travel, apocalypse, and more in the pursuit of a better world.

To contact me, email me at jasminehwade[at]