About the Author

Merri Lisa Johnson believes in bold lines, strange truths, off rhymes, and the art of the glimpse. After pursuing various graduate degrees in colder climates, Johnson returned to the southeastern US, where she performs a curious balancing act as author, professor, and Women’s and Gender Studies program administrator. A newlywed lesbian-after-­marriage, Johnson currently resides in South Carolina with her part­ner Stace and their two loyal shih tzus.

Johnson’s previous publications include three anthologies in feminist cultural studies — Jane Sexes It Up: True Confessions of Feminist Desire, Flesh for Fantasy: Producing and Con­suming Exotic Dance (with R. Danielle Egan and Katherine Frank), and Third Wave Feminism and Television: Jane Puts It in a Box — as well as essays published in Sex and Single Girls: Women Write on Sexuality, Her-space: Women, Writing, and Solitude, Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader,and Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions. 

Johnson blogs at borderlinephd.blogspot.com.

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