LiLi Johnson

Position title: Assistant Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, and Asian-American Studies


3434 Sterling Hall; 302 Ingraham Hall

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Joint Appointment: Asian American Studies

LiLi Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies. She completed her Ph.D. at Yale University in American Studies with a certificate in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Her research focuses on Asian American racial formation and multiculturalism, family and kinship, and cultural studies of science. She is currently working on a book project titled Family Conceptions: Technologies of Asian American Family Formation, which theorizes different technological systems and non-biological forms of kinship to examine Asian American family formation from the twentieth century to the present.

Fall 2020 Courses:
Gen&WS 440:  Feminist Science and Technology Studies
AsianAm 240:  Asian American Family and Kinship

Select Publications:

Johnson, LiLi. 2018. “Searching in Photographs: Photography and the Chinese Birth Parent Search.” Adoption & Culture 6.1: 116-134.

Johnson, LiLi. 2017. “Paper Family Photography: Photography and the State in the Era of Paper Families and Chinese Exclusion (1882-1943).” Photography and Culture 10.2: 105-119.