Javon Johnson

Postdoctoral Teaching

Contact Information

Office: KAP 455
Phone: (213)740-2426
E-mail: javon.johnson@usc.edu


  • B.A. Communication Studies, California State University, Los Angeles, 06/2003
  • M.A. Communication Studies, California State University, Los Angeles, 06/2005
  • Ph.D. Performance Studies, Northwestern University, 07/2010

Postdoctoral Training

  • Visions & Voices 1st Annual Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California , 2010-2011   


Research Keywords

  • Performance, race, gender, sexuality, constructions and representations of Black masculinity, Black pop culture, 20th century African-American literature, poetry slams & contemporary spoken word poetry.

Research Specialties

  • (Ph.D. Northwestern University, 2010) Gender Studies Certificate, 2010 with a Cognate in African American Studies, 2010. Performance, Black masculinity, slam and spoken word poetry.





  • Department of American Studies & Ethnicity
  • University of Southern California
  • 3620 South Vermont Avenue
  • Kaprielian Hall 462
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-2534