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Jessica Marie Johnson

  • Associate Professor


  • Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Jessica Marie Johnson is an associate professor of history who studies Atlantic slavery and the Atlantic African diaspora. Johnson is also a digital humanist who explores the ways digital and social media disseminate and create historical narratives, in particular, comparative histories of slavery and people of African descent.

Johnson's 2020 book, "Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World," won the 2020 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize for Louisiana History and 2020 Rebel Women Lit Caribbean Readers' Award. The book was also a finalist for the 2021 Frederick Douglass Book Prize from the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for the Study of American History.

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