E. Patrick Johnson
Carlos Montezuma Professor of African American Studies and Performance Studies
Annie May Swift Hall
1920 Campus Drive, Room G08
Evanston, IL 60208
Black Gender and Sexuality Studies
E. Patrick Johnson has published widely in the areas of race, class, gender, and performance. He has written two award-winning books, Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity (Duke UP, 2003), which won the Lilla A. Heston Award, the Errol Hill Book Award, and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History (University of North Carolina UP, 2008), which was recognized as a Stonewall Book Award Honor Book by the LGBT Round Table of the American Library Association, and co-edited Black Queer Studies—A Critical Anthology (Duke UP, 2005). His essays have appeared in Text and Performance Quarterly, Callaloo, Theater Journal, and the Journal of Homosexuality, among others. He is currently co-editing two anthologies — one on black and Latina/o queer performance work, Blaktino Queer Performance, and the other on black solo women performers, solo/black/woman; he is also working on an oral history of black lesbians of the South tentatively titled, Honey Pot. Johnson’s performance work dovetails with his written work. He toured his one-man show, Strange Fruit, an autobiographical mediation on race, gender, class, and region to over 30 college campuses from 1998–2003. His staged reading, "Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales" is based on his book, Sweet Tea, and has toured to over 80 college campuses from 2006 to the present.
307 Studies in Gender & Performance
334 Gender and Black Masculinity
509 Performance & Pedagogy
510 Postmodern Performance
PhD Speech Communication, Louisiana State University
MA Speech Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
BA Speech Communication, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Recent Awards and Honors:
Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Solo Performance--2010
Leslie Irene Coger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Performance--2010
Randy Majors Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to LGBT Scholarship in Communication--2010
Inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame—2010
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.
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