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Jasmyn Castro

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Film Conservation & Digitization Associate
Washington, DC
Jasmyn R. Castro is a Film Conservation and Digitization Associate at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture. She earned her M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and her B.A. in Film & Women's Studies from SUNY Empire State College. In 2015, Jasmyn created the African American Home Movie Archive (www.aahma.org); an online aggregate of African American home movie collections at various institutions throughout the United States. AAHMA aims to serve as a liaison for African American research by streamlining access to media that promotes a broader perspective of African American history and culture. Her research interests include access, community archiving in underserved communities, Black film, and African American home movies.