African history, black internationalism, global Cold War, South Africa, Tanzania
Yasmina is a PhD candidate in history with broad interests in twentieth-century southern African decolonization, movements for African unity. and African socialism vis-à-vis the global Cold War. Her dissertation explores the history of the South African anti-apartheid movement from exile in postcolonial Tanzania from the early 1960s to 1990. With a focus on the African National Congress (ANC) experience, her dissertation thinks through the affective relationships between exiles and their hosts across urban and rural Tanzania. She considers the stakes faced by Tanzania in remaining non-aligned while assisting liberation movements vying for support from Cold War powers. Her research has been supported by Fulbright-IIE along with the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition and the MacMillan center, both at Yale.
Yasmina received her BA in Black Studies and French from Amherst College in 2014. She is from North Carolina.