Jazmin Miller

Jazmin Miller

Jazmin Miller is a first year Ph.D student in the Global and Sociocultural Studies Department on the Anthropology track. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Jazmin graduated from Brooklyn College Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Anthropology and Caribbean Studies. During her time at Brooklyn College, Jazmin was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow as well as a CUNY Pipeline Fellow. Her research interest include documenting and theorizing how practitioners of the Lucumi religion understand the stakes of representing their religion through media platforms. She plans to analyze the way in which practitioners propose to combat negative media portrayal of the religion as well as how they perceive themselves as practitioners and social beings. Jazmin also seeks to understand how Lucumi practitioners form beliefs about which customs and practices should be recorded and shared with non-practitioners and amongst one another online. Through her preliminary research, Jazmin has been able to use her data in order to serve the broader community and help alleviate the stereotypes which often shadow this particular group.