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About Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog


Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog is a showcase and workspace belonging to Jessica Marie Johnson (@jmjafrx). I’m a black feminist/radical woman of color digital humanist and media maker interested in ways images and texts created in difficult pasts resonate across digital and social media.

I’m invested in researching, teaching, discussing and disseminating Atlantic African diaspora history, life and culture across multiple platforms. My praxis is anti-oppression, feminist and social justice oriented.

I’m the founder/curator of African Diaspora, Ph.D. and Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Center for Africana Studies at the Johns Hopkins UniversityThis blog works in conjunction with the Codex, a social media triptych (#ADPhD, Diaspora Hypertext, and Seeing Dark Matter) processing Atlantic slavery through application, code, and screen. 


Page Image Credit: Text reads “A Subtlety Or the Marvelous Sugar Baby an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant.” Mural outside the Kara Walker “Sugar Sphinx” art installation, on display May 10 to July 6, 2014. Taken by LaShawn Harris on June 2, 2014. Used with notification.

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