Lakesia D. Johnson, J.D., Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies and English at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, where she offers courses on race, feminism, and popular culture.
Johnson received her A.B. from Smith College where she majored in Government and attained her law degree, M.A., and Ph.D. in Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University. She is most interested in visual and narrative culture, Black women’s studies, Chicana feminist theory, critical race theory, and feminist legal theory. Her essay, “Othermothers, Amazons and Strategies of Leadership in the Public and Private Spheres” is featured in the book Black Womanist Leadership: Tracing the Motherline.