E. Patrick Johnson
Department of Performance Studies
Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies
Annie May Swift Hall
1920 Campus Drive, Room G08
Evanston, IL 60208
Graduate Programs: Performance Studies, Theatre & Drama, Screen Culture, African American Studies
E. Patrick Johnson has published widely in the areas of race, class and gender, and performance. His first book, Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity, published by Duke University Press in 2003, which dealt with cultural, social, and political battles over origin, ownership, circulation, and performance, won several awards. In addition to his published work, Johnson is also a performing artist. He toured his one-man show, "Strange Fruit", around the country between 1999 and 2004. He is currently touring, "Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales," a solo performance based on the narratives in his book Sweet Tea. He is working on an anthology of black queer performance texts and researching queer sexuality and performance in the black church.
|PhD||Speech Communication, Louisiana State University|
|MA||Speech Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
|BA||Speech Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill|
Johnson, E. Patrick (2008). Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South--An Oral History. University of North Carolina Press.
Johnson, E. Patrick and Mae Henderson, co-editors (2005). Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology. Duke University Press.
Johnson, E. Patrick (October, 2003). Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity. Duke University Press.
Recent Awards and Honors
Clarence Ver Steeg Award. Northwestern University Graduate School, 2007
Martin Duberman Fellowship, 2005. Awarded by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CUNY)
Errol Hill Award for Outstanding Scholarship in African American Theatre Studies, 2004. Awarded by the American Society for Theatre Research.
|307||Studies in Gender and Performance|
|316||Folklore and Oral Traditions|
|509||Performance and Pedagogy|
|518||Problems in Research|