Jennifer White-Johnson

Assistant Professor of Design and Visual Culture at Bowie State University

Jen White Johnson – Born in DC and currently residing in Baltimore, Jen White-Johnson is a Multidisciplinary Artist, Art Activist, Art Educator, and graduate of MICA’s Graphic Design Graduate Program. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor of Visual Communications at Bowie State University. Both her personal and academic work explores pedagogical approaches for implementing social justice practice in the curriculum. Additionally, she seeks contributions to that curriculum that cultivate diversity, inclusion, and equity while exemplifying student and community engagement beyond traditional historical practices. In October 2018 she released an advocacy photo zine entitled “KnoxRoxs” dedicated to her Autistic son, as a way to give visibility to children of color in Neurodiverse communities. The zine has prompted the creation of family zine workshops as a way to foster conversation around the practice of design and mothering as an act of resistance. Since its release, the zine has received national and international recognition including features in AfroPunk, The 2019 Women’s March on Washington, The Autism Society of Baltimore, The MET Gallery in New York, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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