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DegreesUniversity of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley, M.A.
University of California, Berkeley, B.A.
ExpertiseAfrican diasporic dance. Performance studies. Theories of diaspora. Black feminisms. Ethnography. West African politics and culture. Urban renewal and gentrification.
ProfileJasmine Elizabeth Johnson earned her Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies from UC Berkeley. Before joining the Brandeis faculty, she served as the Postdoctoral Fellow in African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is a Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow.
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 performs internationally.
|AAAS||5a||Introduction to African and Afro-American Studies|
|AAAS||148b||Dancing the African Diaspora: Keyterms, Grammars|
|AAAS||165a||Performance and the Politics of Black Authenticity|
|AAAS/WGS||136a||Black Feminist Thought|
|WMGS||205a||Graduate Foundational Course in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies|
Johnson, Jasmine. "Queens’ diaspora." African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal 9. 1 (2016): 44-56.
Johnson, Jasmine, Ossei-Owusu, Shaun. "“From Fillmore to No-More: Black-Owned Business in a Transforming San Francisco”." Black California Dreamin': The Crises of California's African-American Communities. 1 ed. vol. 1 Ed. Woods, Clyde, et al.. Santa Barbara: Center for Black Studies Research, 2012. 75-92.