The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

Mia Johnson

NEA Big Read Partner 2021

About Mia Johnson

Jeremia “Mia” Johnson (she/her) is a member of the Navajo Nation. She is an undergraduate student studying Applied Computing at Arizona State University, as well as a Student Archivist of the Labriola National American Indian Data Center. She has been with the Labriola Center since February 2020. Mia has been a member of ASU organizations such as the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and held several officer positions with the Engineers Without Borders ASU Chapter, and has contributed to winning organization awards and funding. Mia is an advocate for Indigenous people in STEM and currently focuses on being a good steward to the Indigenous community through community driven archiving.

Find Events with Mia Johnson

Dispatches from the Field: Students Archivists and BIPOC Memory
Mia Johnson, Myra Khan, Lourdes Pereira, Elizabeth Quiroga, Jessica Salow

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Type & Genre: Conversation, Panel, Q&A, Talk; American Indian, Community, Family History, History, Indigenous
Working outside an archival profession that has ignored their voices, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) student and community archivists are reclaiming space to maintain vital community histories and cultural knowledge. Celebrate their contributions and learn more about their work with ASU Library's Community Driven Archives Initiative!

About NEA Big Read

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This event is presented as part the NEA Big Read: Phoenix, celebrating Indigenous literary arts and culture in the Valley with over 25 talks, workshops, performances, book clubs, art exhibits other virtual events inspired by The Round House by Louise Erdrich. NEA Big Read: Phoenix is presented by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University with additional support from Arizona Humanities, Phoenix Public Library, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities Division at ASU. Find events, meet our partners, and start reading today at

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