<meet tareva>

Tareva Johnson is a doctoral student and graduate teaching assistant in the English department at the University of Georgia. She is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina and a proud alumnus of Columbia University.

In her doctoral studies, Tareva focuses on early American literature, African American literature, and transnational studies. She is also pursuing graduate certificates in African American studies and Interdisciplinary Teaching.

Her diverse research projects include hip-hop culture, expatriates, and African nationalism among abolitionists. Ultimately, her projects overlap in their tendency to hover above the liminal spaces and contradictions that histories, nations, and individuals create for themselves in order to thrive.

Photographs by Lauren Cowart.

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