Jasmine Benjamin

Jasmine Benjamin

Board Member

Jasmine is a researcher and practitioner in philanthropy with a background in American politics. As a Program Associate at the Hyams Foundation she engaged in grantmaking, communications and research on youth organizing in Boston. She is a former Justice fellow with the Field Foundation of Illinois where she conducted grantmaking in the Justice Portfolio.

She is a former fellow of the Center for Engaged Scholarship and earned a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2020. Her research examined Black political attitudes towards police and local government officials in the City of Chicago following events of highly publicized police misconduct. Jasmine has held a number of academic fellowships including the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and the UChicago Urban Doctoral Fellowship.

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