Emmanuel Effiong Johnson is a Nigerian thinker, filmmaker, poet and researcher. He is committed to research on identity and belonging, and explores their influence in personal human experience. He is currently a Doctoral researcher at Coventry University, where he immerses himself in the reality of Nigerian student experience in the UK.


Emmanuel Disu Effiong Johnson

12 November 1994

Abuja, Nigeria


Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria


Coventry University [BA, MA, PhD (ongoing)]

EF Cambridge [University Foundation Diploma]

Bright Stars Model Secondary School [GCE Ordinary Level]


Identity, Belonging and Performance: How it Feels to be a Nigerian Student of Faith in UK HE 


Ofonime Johnson, Effiong Johnson, Martin Luther King jr, Katherine Wimpenny, Ken Fero, Duncan Clark, Cornel West

Main interests

Identity, Belonging, Cultural Studies, Education, Film, Media, Communication, Nigerian/African Lived Experience, Learning, Art, Creativity, Expression

Notable Works

Parallel Identity (2015), To Grow a Tree (2019), The In-Between Space (2022)

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