Chris Johnson
Conference Essays

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The African Drum in the Jazz Age: Metaphor and Nostalgia in Early Twentieth Century Black Culture
African-American Music in World Culture: Art as Refuge and Strength in the Struggle for Freedom, Boston University, March 2014

Black-White Interracial Marriage as Post Racial Nexus
Collegium for African American Research, The University of Paris, Charles V, Paris, France, April 2011

Jazz, Abstraction and Primitivism
Afromodernisms 1: Re-encounters with the French and Anglo-Atlantic Worlds, 1907 to 1961, The University of Liverpool, April 2010

Classic Jazz on the Internet: Performance and Meaning
Association for Cultural Studies Conference, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, July 2008
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