Sharon D. Johnson, PhD, WGAW is a scholar-practitioner of film, television, and African American arts & Literature. She is part time faculty in the Department of Africana Studies and has also been a Lecturer in the Cinema & Television Arts program. She is also an Equity-Minded Teaching Peer Reviewer for the Faculty Development department.
Recent publications include a chapter on Dr. Celestine Louise Smith, the first Black certified Jungian psychoanalyst, in Early Psychological Research Contributions from Women of Color, Volume 1 (Routledge, 2023); and "Purpose & Passion," a feature story on Dr. Helene Gayle, 11th President of Spelman College, in Barnard alumnae magazine (Winter 2023).
Outside of the academy, Dr. Johnson is a Script Consultant for PBS Masterpiece. She has been an active member of the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) since 1993, and was Chair of the WGAW Committee of Black Writers from 1999-2003. She is a widely published cover & feature story writer, editor, author, screenwriter, and produced TV writer and has appeared on news and information programs on ABC, BET, KCAL, and KCET, Telemundo, and LA Talk Live discussing diversity issues. Dr. Johnson holds a BA in the Program in the Arts-Writing from Barnard College, an MA in Media Studies from the New School, and a PhD in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She applies the lens of depth psychology in all of her work.
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