Emmanuel Johnson


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    Emmanuel Effiong Johnson is a Nigerian researcher, filmmaker and poet. His background is Media and Communications and he is committed to research on themes of African student experience, diasporic identities, film and cinema, and conceptualisations of home/belonging. The most significant and reoccurring focus of Emmanuel's work is the exploration of personal (lived) experience, and how people are affected or/and transformed by events, situations and experiences. He is passionate about creative methods of research, like film, because it furthers expression, of self and ideas, encourages accessibility and engages with people in and out of the academe. Through his research practise, he aims to reach a wide audience of people, both academics and non-academics, while promoting self-expression and authenticity about human lived experience.

    Research Interests

    African Student Experience; Diasporic Identities; Film and Cinema; Film in Research; Life-Writing; Poetry; Faith and Religion; Autoethnography; Migration; International Student Experience; Digital and Social Media; Art-Based Research Methods; Reflection; Authenticity; Accessibility in Research; Mental Health and Wellbeing; Intercultural Relations; Popular Culture

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Education, Doctorate, Becoming Educated: An Autoethnography of Nigerian Student Experience Involving Participatory Film, Coventry University

    24 Sept 20189 Feb 2023

    Award Date: 9 Feb 2023

    Communication, Culture and Media, MA, To Grow a Tree: An Exploration of International Student Experience in UK HE, Coventry University

    16 Jan 201720 Jan 2018

    Award Date: 19 Apr 2018

    Media and Communications, Degree, The Good Lad: An Investigation of Lad Culture and Student Experience, Coventry University

    Sept 2013May 2016

    Award Date: 23 Nov 2016

    External positions

    Visiting Research Fellow, University of Warwick

    20 Mar 202319 Mar 2026


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