WHO WISC Fellow-in-Residence Cheryl Johnson
WHAT “‘Trouble in Mind, I’m Blue’: Racism and Sexism in Gayl Jones’s Life and Art.” Fellow-in-Residence Cheryl Johnson will talk about her project writing a biography of the African-American writer Gayl Jones.
WHEN Sunday May 26, 2019 at 5:30pm
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The Women’s International Study Center presents Cheryl Johnson.
Cheryl Johnson teaches African American literature, criticism, and theory at Miami University of Ohio. Her specializations include African American women writers, criticism, and theory; African and Caribbean women writers; 20thcentury African American literature; sociolinguistics, especially African American Vernacular English; and critical race theory. Her undergraduate and graduate courses emphasize the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexuality within historical, social, and cultural contexts and the critical, aesthetic, and theoretical influences and representations in African American literary texts. Cheryl was Director of Women’s Studies (now Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) at Miami from 2003-2007. She is an associate professor of English and an affiliate with the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Black World Studies Programs. Prior to her appointment at Miami, Cheryl taught at Northern Illinois University, The University of Illinois, Chicago, The University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. As a Fulbright teacher and researcher at the University of the Western Cape and the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa (2002), she taught African American literature and black feminist literature and theory. Her research interests were South African women writers and criticism. Cheryl received her BA in English from Spelman College and her MA in English Ph.D. in English and Education from the University of Michigan.
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