E. Patrick Johnson is Professor and Chair in the Department of Performance Studies and Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University.  He is also a Fellow at the ESB Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College.   A scholar/artist, Johnson has performed nationally and internationally and has published widely in the area of race, gender, sexuality and performance.  He is the author of Appropriating Blackness:  Performance and the Politics of Authenticity published by Duke University Press in 2003, which won several awards, including the Lilla A. Heston Award, the Errol Hill Book Award, and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.  He is also co-editor (with Mae G. Henderson) of Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology with Duke University Press (2005).  His most recent book, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History (2008), is published by the University of North Carolina Press.  

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