Jasmine Chu


Brown Public Humanities

neph graduate student participant 2018


I am a public historian, educator, and lover of all things imaginative. Prior to Brown, I studied History and French Literature at the University of California San Diego.  My first foray into the professional world was at a local bar and music venue, which ignited my desire to work in a creative field. I began volunteering in the beautiful museums of Balboa Park, and accepted a  position as the School and Public Programs Coordinator at the San Diego Museum of Man. Through the amazing community I found in the park, I also had the pleasure of serving as a board member of the San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals. These opportunities allowed me to design and implement programs that both engaged with the public and supported connections within the local non-profit sector. I am passionate about alternative methods of storytelling, identity building, social justice, and empathetic human connections fostered by fun, wild, powerful programming. In my studies, I specifically want to dig into the shifting boundaries between “normal” and “abnormal” from the Enlightenment onwards. Moving forward, I hope to curate spaces that engage with communities to contextualize history and inspire change.