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.