Adeerya Johnson M.A. Portrait

Adeerya Johnson M.A.

Adjunct Professor

  • M.A. in African American Studies
    Georgia State University
  • B.S. in Psychology
    Spelman College
Adeerya Johnson is from Atlanta, Ga. She received a bachelor’s in Psychology from Spelman College and a masters in African American Studies at Georgia State University. She is currently a Ph.D. student at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia. 
Adeerya’s research interests include hip-hop feminism, southern hip-hop cultures, Black popular culture, critical race theory, and gentrification. 
Her current research aims to offer contemporary perspectives of hip-hop feminism located in the south by exploring Black women’s identity and the politics of southern hip-hop dance in the American south through “Dirty South Feminism”. The theoretical work of Dirty South Feminism explores various forms of representation of Black women and girls from the south who are invested in southern hip-hop culture through a sociocultural lens that can be contributed to nuanced perceptions and performances of Black sexuality, identity, Black girl play and dance.