Jasmine Kelekay is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology with an interdisciplinary emphasis in Black Studies. She is currently a visiting researcher at CEMFOR (the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism) at Uppsala University and in the Department of Criminology at Stockholm University. Her work explores the relationship between racialization and criminalization, with a particular focus on constructions of Blackness, the social control of African diasporic communities, and the ways in which African diasporic people construct and enact counter-hegemonic identities and discourses in response to racial oppression. Working in close engagement and collaboration with aggrieved communities, Jasmine hopes that her work will have a tangible impact on the everyday lives of the communities she work with. In this way, Jasmine aims to contribute to a tradition of scholarship emphasizing the importance of community-centered knowledge production and policy-making.