Johnson-Hunt, Nancy

Auckland University of Technology
New Zealand
Nancy Johnson-Hunt is a former advertising strategist turned doctoral candidate at Auckland University of Technology. After almost a decade-long career within the Advertising and Marketing Industry, both in New Zealand and North America, she has recently returned to AUT University, joining the Popular Culture Research Centre in early 2020. Her 2012 Honour’s Dissertation at AUT, ‘Beyond Skin Deep’, investigated the representation of ethnic beauty, and the emergence of ethnic ambiguity in an annual circulation of NZ Fashion Quarterly magazine. Nancy’s research interests include the diffusion of advertising culture, construction of ethnic and racial identity across popular culture, and the influence of celebrity media in shaping everyday lives.