Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Emily Johnston

Doctoral Student
Rhetoric; Cultural Studies; Gender Studies; Trauma Studies

Office Address: STV 414 E
Office Phone: 309-438-3297
Office Hours: T/R 2-3:30
Email: Contact Emily Johnston (erjohns)
Website: Visit Emily Johnston’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG128.02Gender in the Humanities T R 15:35 - 16:50STV 0212
Teaching Interests:

Cultural Historic Activity Theory, Gender Studies, Civic Engagement

Research Interests:

Trauma Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Assemblage Theory, Intersectionality Theory, Rhetorical Theory


BA, Women's and Gender Studies - University of California Davis

MFA, Creative Writing (Poetry) - University of Alaska Fairbanks  


Selected Publications:

Johnston, Emily. "Trauma Theory as Activist Pedagogy: Engaging Students as Reader-Witnesses of Colonial Trauma in Once Were Warriors. Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature 28:1 (June 2014). 5-17.

Johnston, Emily. "Where are the Tigers?: A Review of Katherine Gallagher's Tigers on the Silk Road." Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature 23:1 (June 2009). 101-2.

Johnston, Emily. "Dusk in Fairbanks - March" (poem). Fourth River (Autumn 2008). 13-4.

Johnston, Emily. "Anecdote of the Leaf" (poem). The Dos Passos Review 5:2 (2008). 28.


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