Associate Professor Emeritus

Professor Johnson’s most recent scholarly work focuses on transgressive representations of black men and women in low-brow and middle-brow culture. She teaches courses on television, the press and other mass media as social and cultural institutions. Johnson was a regular guest on the program Mental Engineering, which airs on public television stations around the country.

Professor Johnson has published a short essay on visual representations of Barack Obama in “Bodytalk, International Journal of Communication, Volume 4.”

Obama’s Body and the Liberal Body Politic