Emmanuel Effiong Johnson is a Nigerian researcher, filmmaker and poet. He is committed to research on identity, belonging, education and learning. He is currently in the latter stages of his PhD programme at Coventry University, where he explores Nigerian student experience and what it means to be educated. He is passionate about creative methods of research and accessibility of research outputs.


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]


Becoming Nigerian: An autoethnography of student experience involving participatory film


Main interests

Education, Film, Identity, Belonging, Learning, Media, Art-Research, Faith and Religion, Self-Expression, Communication, Lived Experience



Effiong Johnson, Ofonime Johnson, Katherine Wimpenny, Duncan Clark, Martin Luther King jr, Ken Fero, Alun Dewinter, Fred Mudhai, James Baldwin, Krzysztof Kieślowski

Notable Works

Parallel Identity (2015), To Grow a Tree (2019), Becoming Nigerian (2022)

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