Ph.D., Dual Major, Anthropology and African American & African Studies, Michigan State University.
M.A., Anthropology, Michigan State University.
B.A., Dual Major, Anthropology and Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado-Boulder, summa cum laude.
Sex, Race & Power: Concepts for Everyday Life
Religious Environments of the Black Atlantic: The Caribbean & Latin America
Ritual & Culture within the African Diaspora
Religious Thought in the Black Atlantic: Cuba
Decolonizing the Anthropology of Religion
Healing and Religion
Visual Narration: Ritual & Art in the African Diaspora
Integrative Studies in Social Science: Individual and Society
Gender and Anthropology
Graduate Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology
Cross-cultural Qualitative Field Research Methods: Cuba; Ghana; San Andrés Island, Columbia; Port of Spain, Trinidad
Religion and ritual
Culture, identity, and power in the African Atlantic diaspora
African American Studies
Anthropology of religion
Epistemology and Religious Thought in the African Atlantic Diaspora
Qualitative field research methods
2021 Dorroll, Courtney, Perry Henson, Sonya Maria Johnson, Trina Jones. “Adding Self-Care to the First-Year Experience.” Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.Under review.
2016Johnson, Sonya Maria. “African-inspired Rituals in the Atlantic World, Oriente, Cuba.” In Religion and Society series, volume 2, Religion Experienced Through Rituals and Pilgrimage, Anastasia Panagakos, volume editor, Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers.
Sonya Maria Johnson
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Critical Identity Studies,
Mouat Junior Professor of International Studies