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Dr. Leigh C. Johnson
Assistant Professor of Literature and Languages
Contact Information

Gailhac 2005
(703) 284-3858

Academic Credentials

B.A., Lewis and Clark College
M.A., Western Kentucky University
Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Other study/credentials: Women's Studies Certificate, Western Kentucky University

Teaching Areas:
  • American Literature
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Composition and Community Learning
Research Interests:
  • Mexican American/Chicano/a Literature
  • Motherwork and Literary Activism
Dr. Leigh Johnson joined the Marymount University faculty in 2011. She was an American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellow for her dissertation "Domestic Violence and Empire: Legacies of Conquest in Mexican American Writing." She enjoys the myriad opportunities the DC area provides for students to enhance their writing and thinking.