Marronage, African Diaspora, African Diasporic Culture, Community Autonomy, Education, Homeschooling, Independent Black Institutions


Amari Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Africology and African American Studies. He received his PhD in Anthropology from the University at Texas at Austin.  His work includes maroonage, community autonomy, and the development of independent Black educational institutions. 

Selected Publications

  • “We Are the Maroons: African-Centered Education and Homeschooling.” (In Progress)
  • “Institutional Maroonage: An African Diasporic Cultural Tradition.” (In Progress)
  • “Quilombagem: Maroon as Subject.” (In Progress)
  • (2015) “MOVE Rocky: Memory and Monuments in Philadelphia,” Monument Lab Newspaper
  • (2013) “Murals in the City of Brotherly Love.” Hycide Magazine: Subculture, Art, Conflict

Courses Taught

  • African American Music
  • Maroons in the Americas
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Critical Readings in the African Diaspora
  • Black Social Thought