Faculty Profile

Jasmina Tumbas.

Jasmina Tumbas

Assistant Professor
Global Gender and Sexuality Studies


  • PhD, Art History and Visual Studies, Duke University, 2013
  • MA, Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2006
  • BA, Art and Psychology, Maryville College, 2005

Professional experience:

  • Supervisor of Museum Visiting Services (work study in graduate school), Museum Work, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

What mentoring means to me:

Mentoring to me means listening. It also means giving advice and concrete suggestions; to be consistent and present with another person; to allow room for both to have emotional space. Respect. Empathy. Care. Sincerity.

Topics I am willing to discuss with students:

Minority Experiences

  • Being a woman and related discrimination.
  • Class and/or socioeconomic status and related discrimination.
  • Racial, ethnic, cultural and/or religious minority status and related discrimination.
  • Sexual and/or gender minority status and related discrimination.

Personal Circumstances

  • Non-U.S. citizen or immigrant experiences.

Academic Culture

  • Dealing with politics and conflict with faculty or peers.
  • Decoding and demystifying academic culture and norms.
  • Uncertainty about staying in grad school.