Jasmine Hill is a sociologist whose work explores the mechanisms that lift communities of color out of poverty, and the ramifications of upward mobility for those populations. Her scholarship and teaching interrogate the intersections of work, race, class, and inequality. She is currently a Ph.D Candidate at Stanford University. Jasmine’s scholarship has appeared in Social Problems, The Journal of Cultural Economy, and in 2017 she co-edited Inequality in the 21st Century with David B. Grusky (Westview Press). She’s also authored several influential research briefs for policymakers, surveying topics like race, intimate partner violence, and tactics to eliminate extreme poverty.
Her scholarly contributions have been recognized by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Stanford Center for the Comparative Study of Race & Ethnicity. Because of her expertise on matters related to race, inequality and the labor market, Jasmine is regularly called to design and evaluate diversity and inclusion initiatives with organizations like the Annenberg Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, University of California Students Association, and numerous corporate partners like Soylent, Dollar Shave Club and PocketWatch. Her work and advocacy have garnered attention from TIME Maganize, The Los Angeles Times, and Cheddar News. Jasmine maintains an active speaking, facilitating, and training schedule – working with universities, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and corporations to increase racial equity in our economy.