Congratulations to Assistant Professor, Jessica Johnson, on winning one of this year’s Johns Hopkins Diversity Awards from the Diversity Leadership Council! These awards recognize exceptional contributions of faculty, staff, and students, from all divisions of Johns Hopkins, in advancing diversity and inclusion at the university.
To quote the Diversity Council’s website, “Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson has spent her scholarly career creating inclusive and interdisciplinary spaces that allow for exploration of history from multiple vantage points. Dr. Johnson has been instrumental in developing programming and curriculum related to race, blackness, and gender; leading to the creation of a Black Code Studies course in collaboration with Duke University, the first of its kind at Johns Hopkins. In addition to developing the Black Code Studies course, Dr. Johnson collaborated with scholars at Michigan State University to develop and co-host Black World, another first of its kind seminar series for graduate students across history, philosophy, public health, history of medicine, English, and other disciplines. In all of her work Dr. Johnson creates inclusive and collaborative environments, encouraging students to engage cutting edge scholarship and exposing them to opportunities for advancement.”
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