‘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.
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