Johnson Awarded Fellowship for Book ProjectSeptember 27, 2005
E. Patrick Johnson, associate professor of performance studies and director of the department's graduate studies program, is the recipient of the Martin Duberman Fellowship for his book project, "Sweet Tea: An Oral History of Black Gay Men of the South."
The fellowship from the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) in honor of its founder, Martin Duberman, is awarded to a senior scholar doing research on the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer experience.
Johnson's research interests include black gay vernacular traditions, performance ethnography, queer performance and sexuality studies. Since 1999 he has toured his one-man show, “Strange Fruit,” an autobiographical meditation on race, gender, sexuality and regionalism.
Johnson, who also holds an appointment in the department of African American studies, has authored "Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity" and co-edited "Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology."