Dr. Yasmin Begum is an academic and journalist with a focus on gender and racial equality. She assists the organisation with our Insights project, which aims to share key highlights of the findings of current research in the field in a clear and concise form, making it more accessible for those outside of the academic field.
Yasmin taught in higher education and specialised in gender and decolonial identity. Her doctoral thesis focused on gender and dress in a South Asian context and looked at how representations of dress in literature reflect social and political changes during and after British Imperial rule in India. Yasmin is currently developing chapters from her thesis into a podcast series.
Having completed a Master’s in International Journalism, she is particularly keen to take her research interests across multimedia platforms. She is focused on impact and believes the communication of academic research to wider audiences helps foster engagement in order to address structural inequalities.
Yasmin is currently working on a current affairs programme with UNL Productions, where she is a co-producer and presenter. The programme gives a platform to underrepresented communities in London to voice their opinions about life in the capital and how they are affected by decisions made by those in positions of power.