Johanna Drucker is Distinguished Professor and Breslauer Professor in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. Sh has studied the history of writing as a visual form for forty years. She is internationally known for her work in the history of graphic design, typography, experimental poetry, fine art, and digital humanities. Drucker is also known for her artist‘s books, which were the subject of a travelling retrospective, Druckworks: 40 years of books and projects, in 2012-2014. In 2014 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
In addition to her most recent book, Inventing the Alphabet, she is the author of many others, including Iliazd: Metabiography of a Modernist, Visualization and Interpretation. Digital Humanities Coursebook, and Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide, with Emily McVarish which has multiple editions and translations.