Sherita L. Johnson

Associate Professor of English

sherita.johnson@usm.edu

Dr. Sherita L. Johnson specializes in nineteenth-century African American literature, women writers, Jim Crow literature and cultural studies. She served as guest editor of the Southern Quarterly special issue, "'My Southern Home': The Lives and Literature of 19th-Century Southern Black Writers" (Spring 2008). Other recent publications include several contributing articles in The Encyclopedia of Jim Crow (Greenwood Press, 2008) and The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature (Greenwood Press, 2005). She is the author of Black Women in New South Literature and Culture (Routledge, 2010), which examines the role of black women, historical and fictional, in the making of "New South" literature and culture of the late nineteenth/early twentieth century.

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