Johnson-225x300I am a Visiting Assistant Professor at Florida International University in beautiful Miami, Florida, where I was previously a postdoc with a special project on philosophy and archaeology. I received my PhD from the Graduate Center, City University of New York in August 2017. 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. You can see my recent and upcoming conference presentations and field work here. I am especially looking forward to being a part of an archaeological dig in Puerto Rico with the University of Miami in March.

My dissertation was advised by Noel Carroll, and received awards from the American Society for Aesthetics and the Mellon Interdisciplinary Committee for Science Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, which is directed by Jesse Prinz. 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 often paint and draw, and currently attend classes at ArtCenter South Florida. You can see my work here.

I am guest editing a special issue of Topoi on philosophy of archaeology with Sean Allen-Hermanson & Anton Killin. Details on the special issue are available 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


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