Publications

My research interests include women, gender, and sexuality in the African diaspora; histories of slavery and the slave trade; digital history and new media. My work has appeared in Slavery & Abolition, Meridians: Feminism, Race and Transnationalism, Debates in the Digital Humanities, The Black Scholar, #DHPoCo: Postcolonial Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities Now, and the Princeton Re:Sponse Series. I am a regular contributor to the African American Intellectual History Society Blog. In addition to external publications and media sites, I also blog on slavery, feminism, and radical media at Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog; work there has been cited in publications like Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, has inspired academic-activist conferences, and been used in classrooms around the world.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

“Queer OS: A User Manual.” Debates in the Digital Humanities: A Reader. Co-authored with Jacob Gabourey, Zach Blas, Margaret Rhee, Fiona Barnett, and micha cárdenas. (forthcoming May 2016). [Click Here]

“Alter Egos and Infinite Literacies, Part III: How to Build a Real Gyrl in 3 Easy Steps.” The Black Scholar 45, no. 4 (October 2, 2015): 47–61. [Click Here]

“Death Rites as Birthrights in Atlantic New Orleans: Kinship and Race in the Case of María Teresa v. Perine Dauphine.” Slavery & Abolition (June 2015): 1–24. doi:10.1080/0144039X.2014.943931. [Click Here]

“Searching for Climax: Black Erotic Lives in Slavery and Freedom.” (co-authored with Treva B. Lindsey) Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism 12, no. 2 (2014): 169–95. [Click Here]

 

new_orleans
“Sunday in New Orleans” as seen in George Sala, America revisited: from the bay of New York to the Gulf of Mexico, and from Lake Michigan to the Pacific, London, 2 vols. (1882)

Blog Posts, Digital Essays, and Media Pieces

“Thinking with Black Diasporic Intellectual Production.” African American Intellectual History Society Blog, April 12, 2016. http://www.aaihs.org/thinkingblackdiaspora/.

“Doing and Being Intellectual History: #Formation as Curated by Black Women.” African American Intellectual History Society Blog, February 12, 2016. http://www.aaihs.org/doing-and-being-intellectual/.

“Thinking About the ‘X.’” Blog. African American Intellectual History Society Blog, December 12, 2015. http://aaihs.org/thinking-about-an-x/.

“Doing the Work.” Princeton Re:Sponse on Medium, October 26, 2015. https://medium.com/focus-series/doing-the-work-e31abfbcfea1.

“Black Death: Gore, Geographies and the Gallows in Jamaica.” African American Intellectual History Society Blog, October 12, 2015. http://www.aaihs.org/black-geographies-and-the-gallows-in-jamaica/.

“Black Love Post-Death.” Princeton Re:Sponse on Medium, September 23, 2015. https://medium.com/focus-series/black-love-post-death-cef524ac3132.

“‘Concede Nothing’ – How to Remember a Storm Ten Years Later.” African American Intellectual History Society Blog, September 12, 2015. http://aaihs.org/concede-nothing-how-to-remember-a-storm-ten-years-later/.

“Charnesia Corley & a Storify for the #blkwomensyllabus.” African American Intellectual History Society Blog, August 13, 2015. http://aaihs.org/charnesia-corley-the-blkwomensyllabus-storify/.

“Nothing Is Impossible: Black History and Black Futures as a Flag Falls.” African American Intellectual History Society Blog, July 12, 2015. http://aaihs.org/nothing-is-impossible-black-history-and-black-futures-as-a-flag-falls/.

“Fighting for Freedom: Free Women of African Descent in New Orleans and Beyond,” African American Intellectual History Society Blog April 12, 2015. http://aaihs.org/fighting-for-freedom-free-women-of-african-descent-in-new-orleans-and-beyond/.

“Time, Space, and Memory at Whitney Plantation,”  African American Intellectual History Society Blog March 14, 2015. http://aaihs.org/time-space-and-memory-at-the-whitney-plantation/.

“Dispatches from Shondalandia by a Slavery Historian (Vol. 2).” African American Intellectual History Society Blog, February 12, 2015. http://aaihs.org/dispatches-from-shondalandia-from-a-slavery-historian-vol-2/.

“#FemFuture, History & Loving Each Other Harder.” Postcolonial Digital Humanities. Accessed November 14, 2014. http://dhpoco.org/blog/2013/04/18/femfuture-history-loving-each-other-harder/.

“Fury and Joy: Feminism at the Kitchen Table.” Women reVamped, November 14, 2014. http://womenrevamped.org/2014/11/14/fury-and-joy-feminism-at-the-kitchen-table/.

“Uses of the @ Sign, Part II / Usos Del Signo @ (arroba), Segundo Parte.” The LatiNegrxs Project. Accessed November 14, 2014. http://lati-negros.tumblr.com/post/52360236521/uses-of-the-sign-part-ii-usos-del-signo.

Most recent list of AAIHS essays available here: http://aaihs.org/author/jmjohnson/

blakeeuropesupportedbyafricaamericas
William Blake, “Europe supported by Africa and America,” 1796.

Selected Essays from Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog

“Queen Ya Ya of the Washitaw Nation Is The Mardi Gras Indian Of #Lemonade.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog, April 28, 2016. https://diasporahypertext.com/2016/04/28/queen-ya-ya-of-the-washita-nation-is-the-mardi-gras-indian-of-lemonade/.

“Day 5.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog, April 26, 2016. https://diasporahypertext.com/2016/04/26/day-5/.

“‘The Most Incarcerated City in the Most Incarcerated State in the Most Incarcerated Country in the World.’” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog, April 19, 2016. https://diasporahypertext.com/2016/04/19/the-most-incarcerated-city-in-the-most-incarcerated-state-in-the-most-incarcerated-country-in-the-world/.

“Labat vs. Miller.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog, February 20, 2016. https://diasporahypertext.com/2016/02/19/labat-vs-miller/.

“#Formation as Curated by Black Women.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog, February 10, 2016. https://diasporahypertext.com/2016/02/10/formation-as-curated-by-black-women/.

“Rosette Rochon, F.w.c.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog, November 18, 2015. https://diasporahypertext.com/2015/11/18/rosette-rochon/.

“Neptune’s Execution in 12 Tweets.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog, October 7, 2015. https://diasporahypertext.com/2015/10/07/neptunes-execution-in-11-tweets/.

“Maafa: Reflections and Pre-Thoughts.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog, July 5, 2015. https://diasporahypertext.com/2015/07/05/maafa-reflections-and-pre-thoughts/.

“Sex and Slavery: An Incomplete Reading List.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog, July 2, 2015. https://diasporahypertext.com/2015/07/02/sex-and-slavery-an-incomplete-reading-list/.

“Dispatches from Shondalandia by a Slavery Historian (Vol. 1).” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog. Accessed April 26, 2015. http://diasporahypertext.com/2015/02/06/dispatches-from-shondalandia-by-a-slavery-historian-vol-1/.

“My OAH Tribute: Stephanie M. H. Camp & Deborah Gray White.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog. Accessed October 24, 2014. http://diasporahypertext.com/2014/04/18/my-oah-tribute-stephanie-m-h-camp-deborah-gray-white/.

“Attribution Part 2: Reflecting on the Politics of Citation.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog. Accessed November 14, 2014. http://diasporahypertext.com/2013/08/01/attribution-part-2-reflecting-on-the-politics-of-citation/

“Attribution Part I: The Art of Folasade Adeoso.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog. Accessed November 14, 2014. http://diasporahypertext.com/2013/07/26/attribution-part-i-the-art-of-folasade-adeoso/

“Brunias? Buttons Ft. Caribbean Free and Slave Life @ Cooper-Hewitt.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog. Accessed November 14, 2014. http://diasporahypertext.com/2014/04/22/brunias-buttons-ft-caribbean-free-and-slave-life-cooper-hewitt/

“#FemFuture, History & Loving Each Other Harder.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog. Accessed November 14, 2014. http://diasporahypertext.com/2013/04/12/femfuture-history-loving-each-other-harder/

“Small Chunks Go Down Easier (ft. Scrivener) #writing.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog. Accessed December 1, 2014. http://diasporahypertext.com/2013/03/15/small-chunks-go-down-easier-ft-scrivener-writing/

“Archive Photography, Technology, and Afro-Atlantic History.” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog. Accessed November 14, 2014. http://diasporahypertext.com/2013/01/28/archive-photography-technology-and-afro-atlantic-history/. [A Digital Humanities Now Editors Choice Pick in 2013]

“Context, Black History, and Asking the Right Questions (#Twittergate, #ASALH, #TransformDH).” Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog. Accessed October 30, 2014. http://diasporahypertext.com/2012/10/02/on-context-black-history-and-asking-the-right-questions-twittergate-asalh/.

 

Featured Image Credit: “Africains de la côte de Guinée. Cabocero et sa femme, pêcheur et sa femme, commerçant de comptoir et sa femme, paysanne, guerriers en armes etc… “from Barbot, John, Illustrations de A Description of the Coasts of North and South Guinea and of Ethiopia inferior, vulgarly Angola… London: H. Lintot et J. Osborn 1746, pl. dépl. p.236

last updated: 2016 May 03 | 14:29:27

Leave a Reply