long story short
djones, born and raised in Youngstown, OH, is a scholar who makes films and writes rhymes, spending his quarantine-ish life in Atlanta, GA.
a fuller picture
Derrick Jones (artistically known as djones) is a doctoral student in the School of Film, Media & Theatre at Georgia State University. He also holds and MFA in film from Ohio University with a focus on independent documentary. His research is invested in blackness as aesthetics with special interest in blackness as process, the archive and black feminist thought. At GSU, he is part of the liquid blackness project, a research group studying blackness as aesthetics.
His experiences in independent media span across film, television, literature and music. He is the recipient of the 2008 Graduate Documentary Film Scholarship from The Princess Grace Foundation-USA with projects penetrating film, television and gallery spaces.
djones has worked professionally in higher education in faculty and staff positions at Bowling Green State University, the University of Akron, and Naropa University. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA.