Pearlie Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor


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Assistant Professor

The Departments of Pan-African Studies and Fine Arts

Educational Background:

·         BLA, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1999

·         MA, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2002

·         Ph.D.,University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2008


Teaching Areas:

·         African Art

·         African American Folk Art

·         19th and 20th Century African American Fine Art

·         Contemporary African American Art

·         Arts of the African Diaspora

·         Africans (Blacks) in Western Art

·         Images of African Americans in American Media and Literature

·         Introduction to Pan-African Studies


Research Interests:

·         African Cultural Features in African American Cultural Productions

- (Retentions, Adaptations, and Reinterpretations)

·         African American Women’s History in the Quilting Arts in Kentucky

·         African American Contemporary Quilts (National and International)


Contact Information

432 Strickler Hall (4th floor East Wing)

Department of Pan-African Studies

502-852-0145 PAS, 502-852-0446 ART

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