Friday, June 16, 2023

Daniel Ellsberg at Shakespeare and Company

 A picture I took of Daniel Ellsberg at Shakespeare and Company when I heard him speak in Paris in 2005.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Emma C. Johnson, Academic Résumé

Doctor of Philosophy, Michigan Technological University, 2022-Present (expected 2028)
Rhetoric, Theory, & Culture

Master of Arts, Central Michigan University, 2022

Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, 2008

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2005
Painting, Photography

Michigan Technological University, 2022-Present
Philosophy, Literature

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany, Spring 2022

History, Sociology

Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI, 2022-Present

Conversational German 
Central Michigan University, Master of Arts, 2020-2022

Delta College, 2012-2015
French, physics, math, piano, biology, inorganic & organic chemistry

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Bachelor of Arts, English, 2006–2008
English, writing, German, film studies 
Fluent in German, U of M Language Proficiency Exam, 1/16/09

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, National Student Exchange, 2007-2008
English, German, interactive design

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, Painting, 2000–2005
Fine art, media arts, graphic design, art history

Macalester College, Macalester Exchange Program, 2003

Parsons Paris School of Art and Design / École Parsons à Paris (renamed Paris College of Art), Study Abroad, Fall 2002
Fine art, French

Michigan Technological University, Post-secondary option and MiCUP/MI-LSAMP, 1999-2000, 2015
Art, writing, psychology, economics; statistics

German, 5 semesters, University of MN & Rutgers (2006-2008), Self-study (2020-Present)

French, 2 semesters, Parsons Paris (2002), Delta College (2013), Self-study (2016 – Present)

Mandarin, 10 weeks, Chinese Cultural Ongoing Program (CCOP), Midland, MI (2011)

Spanish, 3.5 years, Houghton High School, Houghton, MI (1995-1998)


Panel Chair, Presenter. Johnson, E. (2023). "Bobo/ETF Hipsters: Embracing creativity over commerce in [HBO's] Girls." Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. 6-8 Oct 2023. (forthcoming)

Presenter. Johnson, E. (2023). "Bourdieu's 'Distinction,' socio-economic class, and pop culture in first-year composition." Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. 6-8 Oct 2023. (forthcoming)

Presenter. Johnson, E. (2023). “All Dress Up With Everywhere To Go: Fashion as a reflection of identity in the Atlantic Anthropocene.” 10th International Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture. “Fashion As Material Culture.” Organized by Gümüşhane University, Ankara Science University, and University of Évora. Gümüşhane Üniversitesi, Turkey. 15-16 Sept 2023. (Online)

Presenter. Johnson, E. (2022). “The French Concession as Contested Space: What aesthetics reveal about globalization in Xīntiāndi.” Arch Dalrymple III Department of History Graduate History Conference, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi (Virtual).

Presenter. Johnson, E. (2022). “Representations of War: How the Vietnam War shifted art from abstraction to (public) intervention.” History Graduate Student Association Conference, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (Virtual).

Presenter. Johnson, E. (2021). “Performing Nationality: What the 1773 Boston Tea Party reveals about American identity,” Navigating Chaos. Arch Dalrymple III Department of History Graduate Student Association’s Conference. University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. 10 Apr 2021. (Virtual)

Co-presenter. Johnson, E. (2015). "From Writing Center to WRIT: Adding Reading & Technology Services to Our Writing Center." International Writing Centers Association Conference "Writing Center (r)Evolutions," Pittsburgh, PA, 9 Oct 2015.

Poster Presenter. Johnson, E. (2015). "Determination of 25-hydroxy Vitamin D in Human Tears and Blood Plasma using ELISA Assay Kit." MiCUP Poster Presentation, Michigan Technological University. Houghton, Michigan.

“Darkytown Rebellion Installation: Viewers become a Kara Walker live action film” Voices from the Gaps, University of Minnesota, 22 May 2013. Online.

“Kara Walker”
Voices from the Gaps, University of Minnesota, 20 May 2013. Online.


*Spring 2022 Graduate Student Presentation Grant, Central Michigan University, 2022 

*Central Michigan University, Office of Study Abroad Scholarship, Spring 2022 

*American Association of University Women – Women in Transition Scholarship, 2021-2022

*Albert Thomas and Brenda Jones Quick Graduate Study Abroad Scholarship, 2021

*European Union’s Erasmus+ exchange program grant, Spring 2021 (Central Michigan University and Friedrich-Schiller-Universität)

*Semester Abroad Tuition Waiver, Spring 2021 (Central Michigan University, History Department for Friedrich-Schiller-Universität)
*Graduate Assistantship, Fall 2020 (Central Michigan University)
*Grow with Google Developer Scholarship, 2018 (Google/Udacity)
*Grow with Google Challenge Scholarship, 2018 (Google/Udacity)
*Scott Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, 2017 (Interfaith Peace-Builders)
*Helen M. Casey Center for Nonviolence, 2017 (for Interfaith Peace-Builders delegation)
*Coca-Cola Scholarship, 2015-16 (Delta College)
*Zonta Club of Midland Scholarship, 2014-15 (Midland Area Community Foundation for Delta College)
*Arthur J. and Bette L. Fisher Scholarship, 2014-15 (Delta College)
*M. Seth Babcock Scholarship, 2013-14 (Delta College)
*First United Methodist Church of Midland, MI, 2011 (funds for mission trip to Chiang Mai)
*Cari-DeWall Obst Uptown Association Scholarship, 2002-03, 2003-04 (Minneapolis College of Art and Design)
*Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Scholarship (Copper Country Suzuki Association private and group violin lessons)
*Houghton High School Music Boosters, Band Camp Scholarship, 1996-1999


*Gold Medal, Dramatic Entertainment, Skate Midland, 23 Oct 2021 (U.S. Figure Skating)

*Bronze Medal, Light Entertainment, Skate Midland, 23 Oct 2021 (U.S. Figure Skating)

*Gold Medal, Adult 5 CM, Skate Midland, 23 Oct 2021 (U.S. Figure Skating)

*Gold Medal, Adult 5 FS, Skate Midland, 23 Oct 2021 (U.S. Figure Skating)

*Silver Medal, Adult Artistic, Skate Midland, 9 Nov 2019 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Gold Medal, Adult 3 CM, Skate Midland, 9 Nov 2019 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Gold Medal, Adult 3 FS, Skate Midland, 9 Nov 2019 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*Gold Medal, Adult 1 CM, Skate Midland, 3 Nov 2018 (U.S. Figure Skating)
*President's List, Delta College, Winter 2013
*Honorable Mention, Column, Serious, Michigan Community College Press Association, “Investing in universal pre-school is a step in the right direction, ” 2013
*Dean's List, University of Minnesota, b/w 2006-2008
*Winner for best art piece in the Ivory Tower Art and Literary Magazine published by the University of Minnesota, 2009
*Dean's List, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, b/w 2000-2005
*Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program grant (UROP), University of Minnesota, 2007
*Girl Scout Gold Award, 2000 (organized forum “The Environment: How To Use Resources Wisely,” Houghton, MI)
*Invitation from Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) to participate in Youth Arts Festival All-State Honors Orchestra in Ann Arbor, MI, 2000
*Honor Roll, Houghton High School, 1996-2000
*Flutist, 6 district and state Band Festival, Michigan, 1996-2000
*Violinist, 9 district and state Solo & Ensemble, Michigan and Iowa, 1994-2000
*Houghton High School Choir, 1 District Choir Festival, Michigan, 1996

*Delegate, Activist, Eyewitness Palestine (fmr. IFPB), 2017-Present
*Violinist, Midland Community Orchestra, 2009-Present
*Violinist, First United Methodist Church Orchestra, 2009-2012
*Volunteer, mission trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2011
*Volunteer Filmmaker, MCTV, 2009-2010
*Volunteer, Radio K, University of Minnesota, 2006-2007
*Member, Radio MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2003-2005
*Member, National Honors Society, Houghton High School, 1999-2000
*President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Member (Troop #55 rotated roles), Girl Scouts, 1988-2000
*Volunteer, Appalachia, Red Bird Mission, 1998

·       517 Magazine, 2020
·       Mondoweiss – News & Opinion About Palestine, Israel & the United States, 2020
·       Midland Daily News / Hearst Corporation, 2009-2020
·       Great Lakes Bay Magazine, 2011-2020
·       Greater Lansing Business Monthly, 2019-2020 
·       SOLŪTIŌ Web Marketing & Design, a division of AMPM, 2017-2020 
·       SOLV Marketing Agency, 2017-2019
·       Midland County Review, 2011-2016
·       The Delta Collegiate, 2012-2013
·       Great Lakes Bay Regional Lifestyle Magazine, 2011
·       ClearRiver Advertising & Marketing, 2010
·       University of Minnesota, 2007

Exhibited work in 32 exhibitions nationally and internationally (3 solo shows) from 2001-Present.
Work in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, and websites.

Delegate, Eyewitness Palestine (fmr. Interfaith Peace-Builders), 13-26 May 2017
Delegation #61 to Palestine/Israel: “Incarceration, Detention, and Political Prisoners.” Co-sponsored by CODEPINK: Women for Peace and Defense for Children International – Palestine

Write Op-Eds, LTEs, and articles:
"Reader: Ukraine should be a call to justice everywhere"
       The Case for BDS at CMU
From Minneapolis to Palestine, we must end systemic racism
Reader: Let’s stay home and save lives
Right to boycott should be protected
We should stop military aid to Israel
Johnson: This is one deportation America must stop
Presentations to focus on human rights in the Holy Land
Presentation on human rights in the Holy Land slated for Creative 360
Midlander to give presentation on trip to Palestine, Israel
Palestinian student visits Midland; presentation Tuesday
Peace-Builder delegate shares about Israeli-Palestine conflict
Interactions and materials affecting environment
By-pass roads
Give public presentations. See 1.5-hour presentation “What I Witnessed in Palestine/Israel” that was broadcast 68 times on MCTV:

Graduate Student Instructor, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 2022-Present

Center Educator, Midland Center for the Arts & Spark!Lab Smithsonian, Midland, MI, 2009-2022
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of History, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, Fall 2020

Consultant, WRIT Center, Delta College, University Center, MI, 2013-2015

Art Instructor, Creative 360, Midland, MI, 2009-2012

Tutor, Plangere Writing Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2007

Learning Center Tutor, The Learning Center, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, 2003-2005

Teaching Assistant, 16 mm Production, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Spring 2005