Jasmine Mahmoud is the Postdoctoral Fellow in Inequality and Identity in the Program in American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and an Assistant Editor of Urban Cultural Studies. Her work examines how aesthetic and geographic experiences entangle, with an attention to how racial geographies, neoliberal policy, and urban displacement interact with contemporary performance practices such as experimental theater and performance art. She also researches contemporary black art practices in St. Louis. Her writing has been published in TDR: The Drama Review, The Common Reader, Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, and Performance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts. She co-founded and edited The Arts Politic, a magazine featuring essays, interviews, poetry, visual art investigating issues at the intersection of art and politics. She has curated, produced, and performed in projects with an attention to aesthetics, race, and politics. She received her PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University.