‘Writing and learning are my passions and I love finding answers in prose, plays and cinema. My work revels in the unexpected, forgotten and the misrepresented.’
- Author of the first comprehensive academic book on Michael Jackson, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife.
- Editor of the world’s first peer-reviewed academic journal on Michael Jackson’s art, life and work.
- Winner of the Silverwood Publishing ‘Beat the Author’ Competition.
- Groundbreaking research in high-status black representations in early modern performance with King’s College London and the British Library.
- Seven years’ experience as a lecturer of further and higher education. Trained at the University College London Institute of Education.
- Highest Overall Mark in the Faculty of Creativity and Culture (2008) from Buckinghamshire New University.
Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is the author of the first comprehensive academic monograph on Michael Jackson, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. She is the world’s premiere author specialising in Michael Jackson Studies, Film Studies, Creative Writing, and Early Modern English Literature. She is the co-presenter of the acclaimed podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation; the first educator to deliver on-demand online academic courses in Michael Jackson Studies; and editor and co-founder of the world’s first academic journal on Michael Jackson.
A King’s College London and University College London Institute of Education graduate, with seven years teaching experience, Elizabeth’s groundbreaking research in Early Modern English Literature focuses on high-status representations of black people, while her short stories have garnered critical attention, winning Silverwood Publishing’s ‘Beat the Author’ competition. Her notable other work includes the young adult fiction series, The Sacerdos Mysteries, and plays, Ten For The Super-Ego and Seeing Red.
In her mid-twenties, Elizabeth was directionless after her dreams were dashed by a quarter-life crisis, which left her depressed and unable to continue full-time teaching. In a bid to find new purpose and meaning, she was inspired to turn her personal and academic passions into an analytical book about the biggest star of all-time, Michael Jackson. She sent her work to twenty-one publishers, until one saw its incredible potential. At just 28, Elizabeth is already an early pioneer in the field of Michael Jackson Studies, while continuing in the steps of early modernists who focus on black representation (1550-1650). In just two years, Elizabeth has scaled new heights, bringing the fascinating intersect of these fields together for listeners and readers all over the world.
A multi-faceted human being and artist is precisely the portrait that emerges in Elizabeth Amisu’s book. Her study covers considerable territory—not only spanning Jackson’s career, but also the many different forms he used and the many historical, social, cultural, and artistic contexts in which he was operating. Her passionate, keen, often daring interpretations combine to create a kind of mosaic, with each essay offering a different color, shape, or piece of the picture.
– Dr. Joseph Vogel, author of Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson
Don’t drown in a sea of your own negativity, when you can float on the ocean of life.
– Louise L. Hay
Despite all the publicity which surrounds the artist, Michael Jackson, and the enormously wide net of people that my work connects me with, I remain a deeply spiritual and simple person. I love nature and enjoy the work of teachers, Louise Hay and Abraham-Hicks. Life is meant to be joyful – we never came here for the struggle.
The formal education I have received so far, is nothing compared to the educational experience of being alive. I love to learn life’s lessons. For me, it’s never been about gaining personal recognition, but about creativity, respect and appreciation. I love to teach others and learn about what life has taught them too.