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Jasmine Jennings '13

Jasmine Jennings graduated Cum Laude with degrees in Art History and International Studies in June 2013. Her interests lie in the ways in which "difference" is interpreted in visual art and considers how the works of art created by/about people of different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are received and the implications therein. She was inspired by the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, whose theory encompasses the way human beings understand and address that which is "other" to them or to the norm. After studying in Argentina for 5 months, her senior honors thesis explored the representations of Afro-Argentines and the indigenous Argentine population in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and won the 2013 J Carson Webster Prize for Distinguished Honors Thesis in Art History. Jasmine is currently the curatorial assistant at the Smithsonian Institution's Renwick Gallery.