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Jasmine Johnson


African Diaspora Studies, Ph.D. 

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Jasmine Johnson


African Diaspora Studies, Ph.D. 

About

Jasmine Elizabeth Johnson is an Assistant Professor of African & Afro-American and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University. A Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow, she earned her Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley. She served as Postdoctoral Fellow in African American Studies at Northwestern University.

Johnson's work examines the politics of black movement including dance, diasporic travel, and gentrification. Interdisciplinary in nature, her work is situated at the intersection of diaspora theory, dance and performance studies, ethnography, and black feminism. Currently, Johnson is working on her book manuscript on the industry of West African dance in the United States and Guinea.

Johnson is a founding member of The Collegium for African Diaspora Dance. She is also a dancer, and has performed internationally. 

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Research Interests

Afro-diasporic dance, black performance studies, theories of diaspora, black feminisms, ethnography, West African politics and culture, urban renewal and gentrification

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Publications

Johnson has written for Gawker, Colorlines, and the Center for Black Studies Research. "Fela!: Diaspora in Three Moves" is forthcoming from Africa and Black Diaspora: An International Journal (Routledge). 

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Contact


jejohnson@brandeis.edu

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Contact


jejohnson@brandeis.edu