I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego. I am interested in meaning, intentions, archaeology, and adornment. At the moment I am working on papers in philosophy of language, philosophy of archaeology and on a book project on meaning in bodily adornment. The book is under contract with Bloomsbury. A post I wrote for Aesthetics for Birds on the book material is here. You can see my conference presentations and other events here.
I received my PhD from the Graduate Center, City University of New York in August 2017. My dissertation was supervised by Noel Carroll. 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.
I am the faculty advisor for the philosophy club at USD, Everthinkers. If you would like to learn more about the club you can follow them on the Everthinkers Instagram, or join the club, and be added to the mailing list of events, on their ToreroOrgs page.
In March 2019 I was lucky enough to participate in a 10-day archaeological dig in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico with the University of Miami. Photos from that trip can be viewed here. In addition to my academic pursuits, I often paint and draw. You can see my work here.
At an excavation in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, March 2019 | Photo by Milagros Ocampo
Marilynn H. Johnson, PhD
Department of Philosophy
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110