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Alexandra Johnson ’19

Developing feminist philosophy into methods of popular media analysis.

Alexandra (Alex) Johnson is a recent graduate of the Graduate Center, CUNY with a M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies, and currently works as an adjunct professor of Philosophy at SUNY Purchase. She also holds a B.A. in Philosophy from SUNY Purchase, as well as a B.A. in Media and Communication from the University of Southern Maine.

Alex works as a part of many feminist spaces including as an office assistant for the National Women’s Studies Association, and as a part of the editorial team for Women’s Studies Quarterly and Feminist Anthropology. Alex is also a co-chair for the Pop Culture Interest group at the NWSA, an inaugural member of the Feminist Press’ Young Feminist Leadership Council, and she runs the annual 16 Stories campaign that features feminist activism.

Alex has a background in media theory and feminist philosophy and works on the analysis of gender and sexuality representation in popular fiction. Her academic aims are to bring feminist philosophy and media/literary theory together in a way that critiques the impact that fictional narratives have on our social and cultural experience. She obtained a BA in Media and Communication from University of Southern Maine, a BA in Philosophy from Purchase College, and an MA in Women and Gender Studies from the CUNY Graduate Center.