Jasmine M. Waddell, Ph.D.
NICHD Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Jasmine M. Waddell joined the Wellesley Centers for Women in May 2005 as a National Institutes of Child and Human Development (NICHD) Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She has worked on a number of team projects including: a USAID-funded literature review of school-related gender violence in developing countries, the WCW same-sex marriage study, and headed a research team on South Asian immigrant women’s experience of marital violence and acculturation. Her domestic research interests in acculturation and racial/ethnic identity resulted in the James Bradford Ames Fellowship for work on the Cape Verdean community on Nantucket and a grant from the Island Foundation to do work on the Cape Verdean community and career aspirations in New Bedford, MA. Her international research program focuses on human rights and the rights-based approaches to social development. Her professional goals are to influence the development and evaluation of global social policy mechanisms for families and socially excluded population groups.
Jasmine, a 2000 U.S. Rhodes Scholar, actively engages in the community through and in addition to her research. She is a published photographer and her numerous shows have been profiled by the BBCi and CNN International. She served as the co-chair of the 17th AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts Annual Bayard Rustin Community Breakfast in 2006 and moderated a panel about research, action, and gender in South Africa. Jasmine completed her Ph.D. (including M.Phil. and D.Phil.) at Oxford University and a B.A. with honors in Political Science from Brown University in Providence, R.I.