Jessica Marie Johnson

How do you Define DH?

DH is a set of everyday tools, practices, values (re: @cplong) that pave the way for users (whether individual or community) to be and become humanists.


Postdoctoral Fellow at Penn State, Assistant Prof of History at MSU


Jessica Marie Johnson is a 2012-2013 Africana Research Center and Richards Civil War Era Center Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Pennsylvania State University and Assistant Professor of History at Michigan 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. Her book manuscript explores the lives of free women of African descent in the port towns of Senegal, Saint-Domingue, and Gulf Coast Louisiana during the long eighteenth century.