Meghan Johnson

Lecturer

Contact

Email: johnsonmt@smu.edu

Educational Background

Ph.D., Philosophy, American Literature, University of North Texas
M.A., English, University of North Texas
B.A., English, Texas Christian University

About

Meghan Johnson has taught first-year composition, rhetoric, and literature in the DFW area for ten years. Her research interests and areas of teaching focus include American cultural studies, environmental humanities, and working-class rhetoric. Her dissertation is now a forthcoming book project that focuses on both the literary production of underclass experiences and the vibrancy of material in American working-class and immigrant literature. Meghan is currently collaborating on a digital archive of “essential worker” experiences in 2020 and is interested in integrating more creative technologies into her pedagogy. When she is not teaching, she is running marathons or spending time with her family.

Areas of Interest

  • American Literature 1865-1940
  • American cultural studies
  • environmental humanities
  • ·new materialism
  • working-class rhetoric

Honors and Publications

  • Distinguished Teaching Award, English Department, TCU, Spring 2016
  • Doctoral Fellowship, TCU 2016-17
  • My Homecoming.” McKinney Courier-Gazette. April 7, 2019.
  • “Poor Things: Representations of Underclass Ownership in the Federal Writers’ Project.” Rewriting America: Essays on the Federal Writers’ Project. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, Forthcoming 2021.

Courses Taught

  • Writing and Reasoning 1312 and 1313(Undergraduate)