About

Johnetta Anderson is an international poet, teaching artist, and professor whose recent course at the School of the Art Institute focuses on Black Feminism and Hip Hop. Johnetta uses poetry as a tool for social justice in the classroom. Her work with youth has allowed her to partner with many organizations nationally as well as internationally. She received a Bachelor of Arts in 2016 from Chicago State University and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute Chicago in 2018. Besides working with youth from disadvantaged neighborhoods, Johnetta produces events that create space for urban communities to have access to art and arts education. She has worked with many artists in Chicagoland and abroad. Today, Johnetta works as a Studio Program Manager and Professor of English.