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Yasmine Adams

Sociocultural Anthropology


Yasmine Adams (she/her) is a PhD student in Sociocultural Anthropology. Yasmine received her B.A. in English with a double minor in African American studies and anthropology from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Her current research interests include how storytelling, cultural performance, and imagery on social media have been used to define Black humanity and explore Black futurity—from everyday online interactions to viral instances of anti-Blackness.

Research Interests

Black Futurity, Race and Racism, Imagery, Social and Traditional Media, Cultural Performance, Memory, Semiotics, Visual Culture, Digital Ethnography, and Digital Activism. 


Graduate Education | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • Ph.D., Anthropology | In Progress

Undergraduate Education | University of Florida, Gainesville

  • B.A., English | May 2022
  • Minor in African American Studies | Department of African American Studies
  • Minor in Anthropology | Department of Anthropology


Awards and Honors

2023: Summer Predoctoral Institute Fellowship

2023 - Present: Aspire Doctoral Fellowship

2024 - 2025: HRI Interseminars Fellow