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Asia Johnson

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Asia Johnson is a writer, storyteller, and filmmaker who has worked with several organizations in the criminal justice reform space, including The Bail Project, cut50, Shakespeare in Prison, Prison Creative Arts Program, Hamtramck Free School, and the Michigan Prison Doula Initiative. Asia is a 2019 Right of Return Fellow, 2019 Room Project Fellow, 2021 Brennan Center for Justice Fellow, and an Art for Justice grantee.

Asia studied Criminal Justice and Film and is the Manager of Storytelling at Zealous. When Asia isn’t helping to uplift the stories of those impacted by the criminal legal system and making her dream of a world without cages come true, she is writing poetry.


  • University of Michigan - Dearborn, Film & Criminal Justice