Jessica Marie Johnson
Ph.D. (History, University of Maryland, 2012)
Jessica Marie Johnson is a 2012-2013 Africana Research Center and Richards Civil War Era Center Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Pennsylvania State University.
Johnson holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in history from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.A. in African & African American Studies from Washington University in St. Louis where she was also a Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Between 2009 and 2011, she was a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow in the Africana Studies Program at Bowdoin College.
As a digital humanist, Johnson is interested in digital media and publishing, online archives and exhibits; and the use of social media to disseminate and create historical narratives, in particular, comparative histories of slavery and people of African descent.
Johnson can be reached via email and is most active on Tumblr and Twitter. For more information on her or to explore her work, visit the Diaspora Hypertext Tumblr, Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog, or her main site here.