Dana Johnson

Associate Professor of English

Contact Information
E-mail: danajohn@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-0477
Office: THH 431



  • B.A. Print Journalism, University of Southern California, 5/1990
  • M.F.A. Creative Writing, Indiana University, 5/2000

  • Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Johnson's short story collection, Break Any Woman Down, was awarded the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her interests include ethnic-American literature, gender and race studies, and issues of class.

    Honors and Awards

    • Finalist, Hurston/Wright Foundation Award, 2002-2003   
    • Finalist, Patterson Fiction Prize, 2002-2003   
    • Special Mention, Pushcart Prize for short story "Melvin in the Sixth Grade", 2002-2003   
    • Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, 2000-2001   

  • USC Dornsife Department of English
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  • Taper Hall of Humanities 404
  • University Park
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354
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