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Institute of Criminology



Jasmine Jordan is a PhD student in the Justice and Society Research Centre, supervised by Dr. Loraine Gelsthorpe and Dr. Caroline Lansky. She received a BA in political science from Michigan State University (USA) and an MPhil in criminological research from the University of Cambridge. She began the PhD in Lent of 2023, and her research is funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust.  


Jasmine researches political participation and community engagement post-incarceration in the African American community. Jasmine’s research uses contact theory and the concept of symbiotic harm to also analyse the impact of incarceration on those who are closely connected to the incarcerated individual. Jasmine plans to use both quantitative and qualitative methods to complete her PhD. 


Key publications: 

Jordan, J., Lajevardi, N., & Waller, J. (2023). How contact is related to awareness of discrimination against women of color. Politics, Groups, and Identities, 11(5), 1120-1137.

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Newnham College