Sherry Johnson

Assistant Professor
Department of English

Language and Literature

248 Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-2385
johnsshe@gvsu.edu

Sherry Johnson

Courses
ENG 231 Early African American Literature
ENG 232 Modern African American Literature
ENG 335 Literature of American Minorities
ENG 337: Black Contemporary Literature
ENG 614 Literature of American Minorities: Slave Narratives to Post-Modern Slave Narratives

Research Interests

19th & 20th Century African-American literature
Neo-Slave Narratives
Diasporic Black Women’s Writing
19th & 20th Century African-American Visual Culture
Multicultural Literature 
Rhetoric of Multiculturalism

Recent Publications

Johnson, S.  “Valerie Belgrave.”  Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2014.  Print (Accepted; Forthcoming in 2014)

Johnson, Sherry.  Rev. of Prove It On Me: New Negroes, Sex, and Popular Culture in the 1920s by Erin D. Chapman. African American Review 46.2/3 (2013):  549-550.  Print.

Johnson, S.  “Carla L. Peterson, Black Gotham:  A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City.”  Book Review and Media Broadcast.  New Books in African American Studies (New Books Network), January 2013.

Johnson, S.  “Michele Elam, The Souls of Mixed Folk:  Race, Politics and Aesthetics in the New Millennium.”  Book Review and Media Broadcast.  New Books in African American Studies (New Books Network), October 2012.

Johnson, S.  “Erica Edwards, Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership.”  Book Review and Media Broadcast.  New Books in African American Studies (New Books Network), June 2012.

Johnson, S.  “Erin Chapman, Prove It On Me:  New Negroes, Sex, and Popular Culture in the 1920s.”  Book Review and Media Broadcast.  New Books in African American Studies (New Books Network), May 2012.

Johnson, S.  “Vershawn Young, From Bourgeois to Boojie:  Black Middle-Class Performances.”  Book Review and Media Broadcast.  New Books in African American Studies (New Books Network), April 2012.

Johnson, S.  “Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Dorothy West’s Paradise:  A Biography of Class and Color.”  Book Review and Media Broadcast.  New Books in African American Studies (New Books Network), March 2012.

Education
B.A. Honors, York University
BEd., York University
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D, University of Wisconsin-Madison