Linda Johnson


Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2011.

About me 

Linda Johnson is an adjunct professor in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She received her PhD from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI in 2011. She has received fellowships from Historic Deerfield Inc. and is a Senior Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics (FOCAE), Oxford, England. She also teaches at the University of Michigan-Flint, a variety of courses online, including Renaissance to Modern Art and Science and the Visual Arts Across the Ages. Johnson is presently on the board of Friends of Modern Art at the Flint Institute of Arts. She was the Exhibition Coordinator at the Detroit Institute of Arts from 2011-2013. Johnson is the author of a forthcoming book Art and Animal Ethics in the Early Modern Period (University of Illinois Press, 2019). She has contributed the essays “A Pre-Millennial Portrait during the Revocation of the Massachusetts Charter” in American Literature and the New Puritan Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2018), and “Beholding Ruskin’s Birds” in Animal Theologians (University of Oxford Press 2018), among others. She is also the consulting editor of the Journal of Animal Ethics (University of Illinois Press), and a member of the Editorial Board, Paragone: Past and Present: A Journal on Rivalry in the Arts, Brill Publications, Leiden, Netherlands.