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Yasmin Musse

Research Student

Research Student in the School of Education


Yasmin Musse is a postgraduate researcher at the School of Education, joining Durham in 2021. She is also a poet and a secondary school English teacher. Driven by her pursuit of social justice in the classroom, Yasmin’s PhD thesis is based on Black schoolgirls and epistemic justice, particularly how poetry can be utilised as a transformative tool for Black girls to vocalise and assert their schooling experiences and knowledge claims. Having had her poetry published in online journals and magazines such as I am not a silent poet and Creative Writing at Leicester, Yasmin’ poetry explores ideas surrounding the radical imaginings of home, (un)belonging, identity and the Somali diaspora.

Research interests

  • Black feminist epistemology
  • Black schoolchildren
  • Epistemic injustice
  • Poetry as a tool for self-definition
  • Social justice in the classroom