Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Affiliated with the Program in Comparative and World Literature, the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, and the European Union Center
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Laurie Johnson's research concentrates on eighteenth- through twenty-first-century intellectual history, literature, psychology, philosophy, and visual studies, with particular emphasis on Romanticism and its afterlife. She is the author of three books and numerous articles and essays. Her work has been supported by grants from the Fulbright and Humboldt foundations as well as by the German Academic Exchange Service. Johnson has won several teaching awards, and was named Helen Corley Petit Scholar at the University of Illinois for exceptional research and teaching while on the tenure track. She has taught and researched at a range of institutions, including public and private universities, a liberal arts college, and a community college. She also has studied or researched at several institutions overseas, including the Universities of Cologne, Tübingen, and Regensburg as well as the German Film Archive in Berlin. Most recently, Johnson was Visiting Professor for a year at the University of Ghent. She is a Campus Workshop Facilitator and Faculty Coach for the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.
See also: illinois.academia.edu/LaurieJohnson