Perry Johnson; photo courtesy of Perry Johnson

Perry B. Johnson, Ph.D.

Perry Johnson; photo courtesy of Perry Johnson
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Media at Risk & Annenberg Center for Collaborative Communication
  • Lecturer, Annenberg Undergraduate Program

Perry B. Johnson’s research and practice focus on music, popular culture, and American cultural histories, with an emphasis on archives, public scholarship, power, identity, and belonging.

Johnson is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Media at Risk with a joint appointment at the Annenberg Center for Collaborative Communication. She is the co-founder and co-director of The Sound of Victory, an interdisciplinary, multi-platform initiative dedicated to investigating the historical relationship between music, sound, and sport and producer and co-host of Sounding Off, a podcast that highlights the voices of athletes, artists, and public intellectuals working at this cultural intersection. In this role, she is co-editing a new book project, "The Sound of Victory: Music, Sport, and Society," which expands on this intersection to explore the socio-cultural influences, implications, and reverberations of music, sound, and sport.

Johnson’s primary research and practice focus on music, popular culture, and American cultural histories, with an emphasis on archives, public scholarship, power, identity, and belonging. She is at work on the manuscript for her first book, a cultural history of sexual misconduct in America’s popular music industries.

Johnson received her Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, where she had a graduate affiliation in the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies and was a research fellow with The Popular Music Project at USC Annenberg's Norman Lear Center.

Education

  • B.A., University of Southern California, 2010
  • M.C.G., University of Southern California, 2011
  • M.A., University of Southern California, 2017
  • Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2021

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