Jasmine Amussen (b. 1989, Eureka Springs, Arkansas) is a writer and editor based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a member of the Board of Directors for AICA-USA, a MacDowell Calderwood Fellow of Journalism and an MFA Candidate (Writing) at the Milton-Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
Her thesis work is focused on millennial eschatology, foundational, world building violence within utopia and terrorism, and [bi]sexual/racial jurisprudence thru the universe of Riverdale (the CW, 2017-2023). Influenced by writers and thinkers including Yukio Mishima, Theodore Kaczynski, Vladimir Nabokov, Ruth Ann Robson, Norman Mailer, Achille Mbembe, Jeanne L. Schroeder, Andrea Dworkin and Pier Paolo Pasolini, she seeks to reinvigorate the fallow field of creative queer legal theory, and build foundations for the bisexual and the biracial - the most ignored binaries in the world - to advocate for their histories, aesthetics, and furious potential.
In September, she will present “Serpent Queen’s Gambit: Bisexual Jurisprudence, Millennial Eschatology, Anti-Natalism and Feminine Death Drive in Riverdale” for the Film Department at Syracuse University. In early November she will serve as a jurist for Borders | No Borders (shorts) for the Houston Cinema Arts Festival in Houston, Texas. Later in November, she will attend the 55th annual AICA International Conference as a representative of AICA-USA in Kraków, Poland, to present her paper, “No New York Habits: Atlanta’s Cultural Engineers and Southern Diplomacy”. She will mount her first solo exhibition at Mimo (NY) in February 2024 and complete her MFA in August 2024.