Christopher D. Johnson is a Research Fellow on the project Bilderfahrzeuge: Aby Warburg's Legacy and the Future of Iconology at the Warburg Institute in London. He previously taught Spanish early modern literature at UCLA, comparative literature at Harvard University, and early modern English literature at Northwestern University. He is currently writing a book on the genres of early modern encyclopedism.
- Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg’s Atlas of Images (Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library, 2012).
- Hyperboles: The Rhetoric of Excess in Baroque Literature and Thought (Harvard Studies in Comparative Literature, with Harvard University Press, 2010).