Jasmine Nicole Olivier
Research Interests: Criminology; Policing; Inequality; Race; Education; Urban Sociology; Social Movements; Social Policy
Jasmine Nicole Olivier is a Doctoral Student in Sociology at Harvard University. In 2015, Jasmine received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and French from Vanderbilt University. She then spent a year in Paris, France under the Fulbright grant teaching English to French students from underprivileged schools. Jasmine has worked with organizations that strive to enhance students’ educational opportunities, such as The Posse Foundation, District of Columbia Public Schools, and the Fulbright France English Teaching Assistantship program.
At Harvard, Jasmine is interested in examining how racial inequality affects various aspects of the criminal justice system, such as treatment by police, sentencing, and life in and after prison. Within her doctoral studies, she would like to continue her research on why certain police brutality incidents lead to higher levels of public outrage than others. Her research interests include criminology, policing, inequality, urban poverty, race, education, social policy, and social movements.
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and French, Vanderbilt University