About Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson
KICIS Visiting Researcher
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Amy Johnson is a Ph.D candidate in the History, Anthropology, and STS Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her dissertation research investigates online parody as a form of social critique across multiple language environments (English, Arabic, and Japanese). In this context she explores the political and linguistic dimensions of voice online, how social media navigates the complexities of location and jurisdiction in different legal regimes, and the relationship between collaborative creativity and sociotechnical affordances. Fundamentally, she asks how communities of understanding form online.

She is a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research affiliate at the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and a visiting researcher at the Keio International Center for the Internet & Society (KICIS).