E Patrick Johnson Affiliated Faculty, Chair, Department of African American Studies, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies

E. Patrick Johnson has published widely in the area of race, gender, sexuality and performance. He is the author of two award-winning books, Appropriating Blackness:  Performance and the Politics of Authenticity (Duke UP, 2003), and Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History (University of North Carolina UP, 2008). He is the editor of Cultural Struggles: Performance, Ethnography, Praxis by Dwight Conquergood (Michigan UP, 2013) and co-editor (with Mae G. Henderson) of Black Queer Studies—A Critical Anthology (Duke UP, 2005) and (with Ramon Rivera-Servera) of solo/black/woman: scripts, interviews, and essays (Northwestern UP, 2013). He is currently at work on the companion text to Sweet Tea, entitled, Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women—An Oral History and editing a new collection of essay on black queer studies entitled, No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies.  He teaches “Performing Masculinities,” and a graduate course, “US Dialogues: Black Feminist and Queer Theories.”

Publications

  • Appropriating Blackness:  Performance and the Politics of Authenticity (Duke UP, 2003).
  • Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History (University of North Carolina UP, 2008).
  • Cultural Struggles: Performance, Ethnography, Praxis by Dwight Conquergood (Michigan UP, 2013), editor.
  • Black Queer Studies—A Critical Anthology (Duke UP, 2005), co-editor.

Courses Taught

  • “Performing Masculinities”
  • “US Dialogues: Black Feminist and Queer Theories”
  • "Theorizing Black Genders & Sexualities: Black Queer Studies"