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Jasmine Rose Schmitt

She/Her/Hers

Program Coordinator
University of Texas at Austin
Participates in 2 items
Jasmine Rose Schmitt is an award-winning program coordinator, academic advisor, and instructor at the University of Texas at Austin where she has been known to assign the Pottermore sorting quiz as a valid make-up exam in her course. When not re-reading the Harry Potter series, you can find her dominating the bracket with her Major League Bocce Ball team, Dumballdore’s Army. Jasmine Rose is obviously a Gryffindor.

Sessions in which Jasmine Rose Schmitt participates

Friday 9 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Constant Vigilance

Heroines of Harry Potter are often presented as and praised for not being classically feminine, while "feminine" characters are seen as inherently flawed. This is often lauded within fandom, touted as good examples for girls growing up reading these stories. In this panel, we'll discuss how Rowling presents feminine characters like Cho, Fleur, and Lavender, the sexist implications of their portrayals, and the negative effects on fandom.

Saturday 10 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
2:00 PM
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Constant VigilanceASL Interpretation Provided

As a fandom, we talk a lot about pureblood and wizard supremacy, but how often do we investigate what lies between the extremes? Using the portrayal of characters like Rubeus Hagrid, Minerva McGonagall, Harry Potter, and Argus Filch, we will examine the intricacies of blood status. Are Hagrid and Lupin true out...