Dana Johnson

Florence R. Scott Professor of English
Pronouns She / Her / Hers Email danajohn@usc.edu Office THH 431 Office Phone (213) 821-0477


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

    • 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