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Dana Johnson

Associate Professor of English

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 821-0477
Office: THH 431



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

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   
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