Jerry Johnson

Senior Research Fellow

Jerry Johnson is an Indian writer and speaker engaged in exploring issues of diversity, culture, and issues of identity in a digital, global society. He has been a speaker at TEDxSinghagad, TEDxJHC, and the curator of TEDxChurchgate, which was Bombay's first TEDxCity2.0 conference. He has also been a speaker at the Atlas Summit in Manchester, New Hampshire; the Asia Liberty Forum in Delhi; InfluencerCon in Mumbai; the Flashpoint Human Rights Film Festival; the India Non-Fiction Festival; the Tata Institute of Social Sciences; and at various other forums and colleges across the country. Jerry has published articles and provided commentary on major mainstream news channels in India, including Times Now, CNN-IBN, and BBC World, on matters ranging from free speech to LGBTQ rights. He has also co-authored the book "I Am Divine. So Are You" published by Harper Collins, which deals with affirming the dignity of queer lives within the frameworks of Indian religions. Jerry Johnson is a TFAS Fellow (The Fund for American Studies), having completed the Philosophy of Political Economy (PPE) program through George Mason University and the University of Hong Kong. More recently, he completed a program on Leadership and Political Economy in the Americas, from the Universidad De Los Andes, in Santiago, Chile, in South America. Jerry earned his Bachelor's degree in Communication from Roosevelt University in Chicago, with extensive academic work in Psychology and Philosophy. Currently, Jerry works for India's largest private corporation, focusing on organizational culture and communication.