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IU Bloomington

Colin Johnson

Department of Gender Studies

Expert Bio

Colin R. Johnson is an associate professor of gender studies and adjunct associate professor of American studies and history at IU Bloomington, where he teaches courses on feminist theory, queer theory, LGBT studies, and the history of gender and sexuality.

He is the author of “Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America” (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2013), which was named a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award. He also is co-editor with Mary L. Gray and Brian Gilley of “Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies” (New York: New York University Press, 2016).

Areas of Expertise

History of gender and sexuality in the United States, LGBTQ history, queer theory, rural social and cultural history, history of agriculture and the environment, history of American Midwest, cultural geography, material culture.