Jasmine Smith

Jasmine Smith

Jasmine Smith

Assistant Professor of Political Science



Monroe Hall 440

Areas of Expertise

 Behavior and identities, race and ethnic politics

Current Research

Jasmine's work examines how Black American’s racial identity shapes political attitudes and behavior, and interactions with political institutions. Her dissertation project, “Electability Politics: How and Why Black Democrats Vote in Primary Elections” asks: How do Black Americans make voting decisions in primary elections? In the project, she states that Black Americans are highly strategic voters and vote for the candidate that is perceived to be the most electable. 


Ph.D., Duke University, 2022

B.A., Indiana University, 2017