Dr. Emily Johnson is an Associate Professor of Russian. Before coming to Oklahoma, she taught at Columbia University, Hofstra University, Drew University, and Williams College. Her research interests include the Petersburg myth and text and the documentary heritage of the Soviet labor camp system. Dr. Johnson has received a number of faculty awards since arriving at the University of Oklahoma, including the Cecil W. Woods Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching (2001), the Irene Rothbaum Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences (2005), the Dean’s Outstanding Academic Advising Award from the College of Arts and Sciences (2008), the Gary B. Cohen Award from the School of International and Area Studies (2009), and the Vice-President for Research's Award for Oustanding Research Engagement (2012). Her first book won both the Antsiferov Prize for the Best Work on the City of St. Petersburg by a Foreign Author and the SCMLA Book Prize in Cultural Studies. Dr. Johnson’s research has been funded by the Oklahoma Humanities Council, the South Central Modern Languages Association, the American Council of Teachers of Russian, the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. Dr, Johnson is a Senior Contributing Editor at the journal World Literature Today. She is also currently serving as a member of the MLA Division Executive Committee for Slavic and East European Literatures.
Emily D. Johnson and Julie Buckler, eds, Rites of Place: Public Commemoration and Celebration in Russia and Eastern Europe (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2013).
Emily D. Johnson, “Znachenie lagernoi perepiski N. P. Antsiferova dlia izucheniia ego biografii i teoreticheskogo naslediia,” Materialy mezhdunarodnoi konferentsii “Pervye moskovskie Antsiferovskie chteniia.” N. P. Antsiferov. Filologiia proshlogo i budushchego. IMLI RAN, 25-27 sentiabria 2012. Tezisy dokladov. (2012).
Emily D. Johnson and Julie A. Cassiday, “A Personality Cult for the Post-Modern Age: Reading Vladimir Putin’s Public Persona,” in Putin as Celebrity and Cultural Icon, Helena Goscilo, ed. (New York: Routledge, 2012).
Emily D. Johnson, “Learning to Read Between the Lines: Miscommunication and Competing Notions of Victimhood in Private Gulag Correspondence,” working paper accepted as a final report in connection with a grant from the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. Posted at http://www.nceeer.org/Papers/papers.php
Emily D. Johnson and Julie A. Cassiday, “Putin, Putiniana, and the Question of a Post-Soviet Cult of Personality,” Slavonic and East European Review 88:4 (October 2010), pp. 681-707.
Emily D. Johnson, “Putin and Emptiness: The Place of Satire in the Contemporary Cult of Personality,” The Harriman Review 16:4 and 17:1 (May 2009), pp. 1-6.
---“Letters from the Gulag” Hoover Digest 2 (2009), pp. 199-207.
--- How St. Petersburg Learned to Study Itself: The Russian Idea of Kraevedenie, Studies of the Harriman Institute (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006).
The University of Oklahoma Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics