Dr Elizabeth Johnson, PhD, Geography, University of Minnesota, 2011
PhD, Geography, University of Minnesota, 2011
MA, Geography, University of Minnesota, 2007
BA, Geography and Environmental Studies, Clark University, 2001
Elizabeth Johnson writes on developing fields like biomimicry and biotechnology and their influence on how we inhabit our environment. She is currently working on a book, Life’s Work: the Politics of Biological Productivity. The manuscript draws on interviews and ethnographic material to show how the biosciences are reshaping life and value by reimagining nonhuman bodies and behaviors as a resource for innovation. Chapters describe several biomimetic and biotech projects, including the making of robotic lobsters, robotic bees, and gecko adhesion, as well as the unmaking of jellyfish.
- Johnson, Elizabeth R. At the Limits of Species Being: Sensing the Anthropocene. South Atlantic Quarterly. 2017;116:275-292.
- Johnson, Elizabeth R. Reconsidering Mimesis: Freedom and Acquiescence in the Anthropocene. South Atlantic Quarterly. 2016;115:267-289.
- Johnson, Elizabeth R. & Goldstein, Jesse Biomimetic Futures: Life, Death, and the Enclosure of a More-Than-Human Intellect. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 2015;105:387-396.
- Goldstein, Jesse & Johnson, Elizabeth Biomimicry: New Natures, New Enclosures. Theory, Culture & Society. 2015;32:61-81.
- Johnson, Elizabeth R. Of Lobsters, Laboratories, and War: Animal Studies and the Temporality of More-Than-Human Encounters. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 2015;33:296-313.
- Meyerhoff, Eli, Johnson, Elizabeth & Braun, Bruce Time and the University. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies. 2011;10:483-507.
- Johnson, Elizabeth R. Reinventing biological life, reinventing 'the human'. Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organization. 2010;10:177-193.