Dr. Michael Johnson Jr. studies how hegemonic forces influence the depiction, adoption, consolidation and dissemination of race and human sexual identities across contemporary mass mediated commodities like television and film. Dr. Johnson is both a first generation college graduate and first generation post-graduate, and was awarded the highly competitive Ronald E. McNair Fellowship for his doctoral study. His first book, There’s No Place Like HBO? The Political Economics of Race and Sexuality In American Entertainment, will be published in the Fall of 2020 with Wayne State University Press in its Critical Studies in Television Series.

  • Ph.D. 2013, Washington State University
  • M.A. 2008, University of South Florida
  • B.A. 2005, University of New Orleans

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