Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Graduate Lecturer

Writing and rhetoric: composition pedagogy, mindfulness meditation, writing centers, antiracist writing assessment, translingualism.

Selected Publications

Johnson, Sarah. "From Tacit Myth to Explicit Lurking: Using Discourse-Based Interviews to Empirically Confront the Standard English Myth.” Composition Forum, vol. 49, Summer 2022.

Michelle LaFrance, Elizabeth Caravella, Thomas Polk, Sarah Johnson, Lacey Wootton, Robyn Russo, and David Corwin. “Fingerprinting Feminist Methodologies/Methods: An Analysis of Empirical Research Trends in Four Composition Journals between 2007 and 2016.” College Composition and Communication, vol. 72, no. 4, June 2021, pp. 570-600.

Caravella, Elizabeth, and Sarah Johnson. “The Rebel Alliance: Analyzing Student Resistance in Digital Reflective Writing.” Computers and Composition, vol. 52, June 2019, pp. 79-90.

Johnson, Sarah. "Mindful Tutors, Embodied Writers: Positioning Mindfulness Meditation as a Writing Strategy to Optimize Cognitive Load and Potentialize Writing Center Tutors' Supportive Roles." Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, vol. 15, no. 2, 2018, pp. 24-33. 

Johnson, Sarah. "Epidemiology of Saipan." Miracle Monocle, spring 2019. 

Johnson, Sarah. "What Holds Us in Place." The Worcester Review, winter 2018.

Johnson, Sarah. “Getting Away With It,” Third Place Poetry. “Nativity Scene,” “Dividing the Bubble Nebula,” and “Catastrophizing in Bed.” SCOPE Literary Journal vol. 24, 2017, pp. 31, 40, 48, 54. 

Johnson, Sarah. “Man on Mars.” District Lit, Mar. 2016. 

Johnson, Sarah. “Portrait with Dying Star.” Bird’s Thumb. 1 Oct. 2015.

Expanded Publication List

Johnson, Sarah. "Uncle Hitler." High Shelf Press, vol. 3, 2019. 

Johnson, Sarah. “Every Winged Thing.” F(r)Online, Mar. 2016.

Johnson, Sarah. “Marriage” and “Divorce with Stardust.” Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal, no. 5, 10 Dec. 2015, pp. 114. 


BA, English, University of Missouri

MFA, Creative Writing, American University

PhD, Writing and Rhetoric, George Mason University

Recent Presentations

"Retrospective Imagining: Writing with the Body" at Innovations in Teaching and Learning Conference, George Mason University, September 2017.