Jasmin Young's research agenda is anchored in the intellectual history of Black women, state violence and resistance, and radical Black feminism. As a historian, she holds a B.A. in African Studies from California State University, Northridge, and M.A. in Africana Studies from Columbia University, an M.Sc. in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Ph.D. in History from Rutgers University.