Amber Rose Johnson


Ph.D. in Africana Studies and English, 2023
Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English, McGill Univerisity, 2023-2024

Amber Rose Johnson is a writer and performer from Providence, RI based in Philadelphia. Across her interdisciplinary practice, she explores experimental poetics as critical method for reconfiguring the world as we’ve imagined it. Grounded in Black Diasporic critical thinking, her inquiries in and of relation are anchored in close attention to language and embodiment. Johnson is the curator of the conversation and workshop series Mess + Process, and the coordinator of the Black Cultural Studies Collective.

She is the editor of Colored People Time  (Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia) and her writing has been featured in BOMB Literary Magazine, Bookforum, and Jacket2. Johnson is a PhD Candidate in English and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.