Johnson-225x300I will join the philosophy faculty at the University of San Diego as an Assistant Professor Fall 2019. I am interested in meaning, intentions, archaeology, and adornment. At the moment I am working on papers in philosophy of archaeology and on a book project on meaning in bodily adornment. The book is under contract with Bloomsbury. You can see my conference presentations and field work here.

I received my PhD from the Graduate Center, City University of New York in August 2017. Prior to beginning my doctorate, I received my BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and taught English at a lycée in the Académie de Versailles, France. From 2017-2019 I was a postdoc, and then Visiting Assistant Professor, with a special project on philosophy and archaeology at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

I often paint and draw, and currently attend classes at ArtCenter South Florida. You can see my work here. In March of 2019 I participated in a 10-day archaeological dig in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Photos from that trip can be viewed here.


Marilynn H. Johnson, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor
Philosophy Department, DM 333
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th ST
Miami, FL 33199


FIU Philosophy Department Website
University of San Diego Philosophy Department Website


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