Lauren Elizabeth Reine Johnson is a Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of English. Her research considers intersections of race, gender, class, and geography to understand the possibilities of Black girls’ literacies, youth and community storytelling and place-making practices, and justice-oriented education.
Previously, Lauren Elizabeth taught Secondary English and Literacy in New Orleans and New York. She continues much of her work with youth and communities through various projects and collectives. She earned her PhD in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education at Michigan State University (Summer 2021), MA as a Literacy Specialist from Teachers College, Columbia University, and BA in American Studies and Political Science from Macalester College.