I’m Joana Johnson.
I am an Historian of Ideas– my current obsession is a fifteenth-century document, The Malleus Malleficarum. I’m not sure how connected to Creativity an Inquisitorial treatise to identify witches could be. But it’s a fascinating read and I hope to study its roots and effects down to today’s religious bans on contraception for women.
The topic of Creativity throughout History, across disciplines and throughout the Western world fascinates me. Regardless of whether it is my main focus of study at a given time or not, what I have learned about Creativity affects the way I raise my children, how I plan my days and whom I befriend.
I graduated from Claremont Graduate University with a primary emphasis on Early Modern European History and secondary emphases on U.S. Social History and Trans-Atlantic Colonial History. I studied basic science at La Universidad de Cuenca in Ecuador, South America. I teach Latin American History and U.S. Social History at La Sierra University in Riverside, California. I am also an active member in the American Historical Society and the International Society for Theoretical Psychology.
I love to think and write and hang out with either opinionated or super-funny clever people.