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Evan "Poe" Johnson

Poe Johnson holds a BFA in Writing for Film and Television from the University of the Arts, an MFA in Creative Writing from Rosemont College, and a Ph.D. in Aesthetic Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2017. He has previously been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, an Edith O’Donnell Graduate Fellow, and UT Dallas ArtSci Graduate Fellow. His research synthesizes critical race theories, Afro-Pessimism, film studies, and new media theory to bring to the fore the connections between blackness, participatory fan cultures, and popular culture artifacts. His work has been published in national and international venues, such as the Phoenix Papers, Films for the Feminist Classroom, and #Nodos: Una Adventura Intelectual que Explora las Fronteras Entre los Diferentes Ambitos del Conocimiento. Dr. Johnson teaches classes on film, popular culture the history of visual representations of race, and black aesthetic traditions.