Perry B. Johnson (she/her) is a Ph.D. candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication and a graduate affiliate with the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California. She is the co-founder and co-director of The Sound of Victory, an interdisciplinary, multi-platform initiative dedicated to investigating the historical relationship between music, sound and sport. Perry is also a research fellow with The Popular Music Project at USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center, where she is working to design and implement a series of public-facing, interdisciplinary efforts dedicated to investigating gender inequality and diversity in popular music. As part of this effort, Perry is co-executive producing The New New, a new podcast and collaborative project with Gxrlschool that highlights artists, activists, and industry innovators challenging inequity through popular culture. Perry’s research and practice focus on music, popular culture, and American cultural histories, with an emphasis on archives, public scholarship, power, identity and questions of belonging.
2021 – 2022