Faculty Profile

Lynn Johnson

Associate Professor of Africana Studies; Distinguished Chair in Africana Studies (2004)

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Althouse Hall Room G10


Lynn R. Johnson specializes in African American literature, African Aesthetics, and Africana literary cultures. Her primary research interests are in African American literary production and theory and Middle Passage studies. Currently, she is completing a manuscript that examines the relationship between food and psychological disease and wellness as portrayed in African American fiction.


  • B.A., Salisbury University, 1996
  • M.A., Temple University, 1998
  • Ph.D., 2007