Catherine Johnson

Catherine Johnson is an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and the co-chair of the Heterodox Campus Community at UW. She holds an MA in Literature and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing. She is passionate about critical and creative thinking and makes it the explicit foundation of every class she teaches, as well as a tool to navigate polarization and foster understanding across differences. She explored critical thinking as essential to the university's telos in her presentation "Baldwin's Paradox" at Heterodox Academy's 2022 Conference in Denver. Her essays have appeared in Oregon Humanities, Propeller, Portland Monthly Magazine, Nowhere Travel Magazine and in the anthology Evergreen: Fairy Tales, Essays & Fables from the Dark Northwest.

Engagement as an HxA Member:
Presented at HxA Virtual Event, Summit, or Conference
Published on HxA: The Blog
Guest on HxA Podcast
HxA Writers Group Member or Veteran
Active Member of an HxCommunity
Active Member of an HxA Campus Community
Faculty Fellow at HxA Center for Academic Pluralism
Speaker's Title and Institutional/Organizational Affiliation: Assistant Lecturer at the University of Wyoming
Event Type :
Fireside Chat
Book Talk
Constitution Day Event
Classroom Visit
Debate, Forum, or HxConversation
Speaking Topics - List up to 5 specific topics or titles, each separated by a semicolon: Critical and Creative Thinking;
Blackout Dates (Dates speaker is unavailable, Date/Month/Year): November 2023
Distance Willing to Travel: Any/No Limits to Travel Radius
Scholarly Area: Arts and Humanities
Modality of Event : In Person and/or Virtual
Willingness to be recorded: Willing
Speaking Fee (Not including travel/lodging expenses): $0-$2,000 USD
Recent Appearance (1 of 5) -title, host institution, year: "Baldwin's Paradox," Heterodox Academy Conference, 2022