Associate Professor, Gender Studies
Lindley Hall 301F
Phone: (812) 855-6702
Professor Johnson’s primary appointment is in the Department of Gender Studies where he teaches courses on feminist theory, queer theory, gender and material culture, and the history of gender and sexuality in the US. He also holds adjunct and affiliate appointments with the Departments of American Studies and History, the Human Biology Program, and the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender and Reproduction. He arrived at IUB in 2005 after completing his BA in Law, Letters and Society at the University of Chicago, his PhD in American Culture at the University of Michigan, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University. Professor Johnson is the author of Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America (2013), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies, and co-editor of Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies (2016). In his spare time, of which of he has almost none, he enjoys reading, travel, dogs, Delft pottery, and very short walks on the beach.