Michael K. Johnson, associate professor of English (PhD, University of Kansas), teaches courses in American and African American literature, multicultural and ethnic literatures, and literature and film. His primary research interest is the portrayal of African Americans in the literature and cinema of the American West, which is the focus of his book, Black Masculinity and the Frontier Myth in American Literature (2002). Other publications include articles in African American Review, Literature/Film Quarterly, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and Western American Literature. His current project is a book-length biography of Harlem Renaissance–era singer Taylor Gordon.
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