Anthropology

Eric Johnson

Adjunct Instructor

I am an adjunct instructor of anthropology and Spanish at CBC, and hold a full time position as an associate professor of bilingual education at Washington State University Tri-Cities. I have served as the treasurer on the Executive Committee for the Council on Anthropology and Education, the Chair of the American Anthropological Association’s Committee for Human Rights and as a member of the Bilingual Education Advisory Committee for Washington State’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Ph.D., Arizona State University
B.A., Western Washington University

2017 - Senior Scholar Reviewer Award, Bilingual Research Journal (premier journal for the National Association of Bilingual Education). Recognizes a senior scholar who “volunteers their time above and beyond the call of duty to the BRJ.”

2016 - Outstanding Teaching Award, Washington State University Tri-Cities. "In honor and recognition of significant contributions and success in teaching."

2013 - Faculty Diversity Award, Washington State University. “Recognizes distinctive and outstanding teaching, research, and/or service/outreach that advance diversity.”

2013 - Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award, Washington State University. “Recognizes extraordinary contributions toward continuing the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the promotion of human rights and social justice.”

2012 - Award for Collaboration and Networking, Washington State University Tri-Cities, College of Education.

2011 - Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching, Washington State University, College of Education.

2010 - Presidential Early Career Fellowship, Council on Anthropology & Education. Competitive mentorship program to promote scholarly development and professional collaboration. Assigned mentor: Dr. Norma González (University of Arizona).

2006 - Philip Mason Thompson Award, Outstanding Sociocultural Anthropology Graduate Student, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University.

2004 - Philip Mason Thompson Award, Outstanding Sociocultural Anthropology Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology, Arizona State University.

2003 - Gail Guntermann Excellence Award in Teaching, Department of Foreign Languages, Arizona State University. 

2016 - Co-PI: Creating a pathway to nursing: Community alliance for health workforce diversity. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Health Resources and Services Administration. Grant Role: Data collection, reporting, and program coordination for ESL and learning services.  Co-investigators: Debra Nogueras, Lori Brown, & Janet Katz. Amount: $349,187.

2016 - PI: Developing a funds of knowledge inventory to enhance classroom practice. Washington State University, Berry Family Fellowship. Amount: $12,500.

2015 - PI: Crossing the border: Documenting immigrant student experiences to enhance classroom instruction. Washington State University College of Education Faculty Funding Award. Amount: $5000.

2013 - Co-PI: Bridging community literacy practices and funds of knowledge in the classroom. Washington State University College of Education Faculty Funding Award, co-investigator: Dr. Sarah Newcomer, Amount: $9000. 

2012 - PI: Interpretation and use of research evidence for bilingual education policy and practice. William T. Grant Foundation: Officer’s Research Grant. Co-investigator: Dr. David C. Johnson. Amount: $25,000.

2011 - Co-PI: Interpretation and implementation of dual language education policy in Washington schools. Washington State University New Faculty Seed Grant Program. Co-investigator: Dr. David C. Johnson, Amount: $5,343.

2011- Co-PI: Dual language education policy and practice in Washington state. Washington State University College of Education Faculty Funding Award, co-investigator: Dr. David C. Johnson, Amount: $8882.

2008 - Co-PI: Educational leadership and language policies in Washington school districts with high language-minority student populations. Washington State University College of Education Faculty Funding Award. Co-investigator: Dr. Michele Acker-Hocevar, Amount: $6000. 

My research focus is on ethnographic approaches to bilingual education programs and language policies in public schools. My interests include language policy and planning, the application of policy as practice, immigrant communities, parent and community engagement, language and social justice, funds of knowledge, bilingual education and Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Johnson, E.J., & Johnson, D.C. (under contract for 2019). The language gap: Impending crisis or deficit distraction. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Avineri, N., Graham, L.R., Johnson, E.J., Riner, R., & Rosa, J. (Eds). (2018). Language and social justice in practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

**Authorship listed alphabetically to indicate equal contribution by all editors.

Johnson, E.J. (Ed.). (2018). Critical perspectives of the language gap. New York, NY: Routledge.

Haenn, N., & Johnson, E.J. (2009). The teaching road map: A pocket guide for high school and college teachers. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Special Journal Issue Editorship:

Johnson, E.J. (2017). Invited guest editor for a special issue on the "Language Gap" in the International Multilingual Research Journal, 11(1).

Journal Articles:

Johnson, E.J., & Newcomer, S.N. (2019). Funds of knowledge mentors: Partnering with minority youth to incite dispositional shifts in teacher preparation. Journal of Latinos and Education (online-first version released Nov. 2018).

Johnson, D.C., Stephens, C., Johnston Nelson, J., & Johnson, E.J. (2018). Violating Lau: Sheltered English instruction and educational opportunity. Journal of Education Policy, 33(4), 488-509.

Nogueras Conner, D.J., Johnson, E.J., Katz, J., & Velasquez, I. (2018). Overcoming writing challenges in bilingual nursing students: A funds of knowledge collaboration with pre-service education students. Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository, http://hdl.handle.net/10755/624475

Johnson, E.J., & Zentella, A.C. (2017). Introducing the language gap. International Multilingual Research Journal, 11(1), 1-4.

Johnson, E.J., Avineri, N., & Johnson, D.C. (2017). Exposing gaps in/between discourses of linguistic deficits. International Multilingual Research Journal, 11(1), 5-22.

Johnson, E.J., & Johnson, A.B. (2016). Enhancing academic investment through home-school connections and building on ELL students’ scholastic funds of knowledge. Journal of Language & Literacy Education, 12(1), 104-121.

Avineri, N., Johnson, E.J., Brice-Heath, S., McCarty, T., Ochs, E., Kremer-Sadlik, T., Blum, S., Zentella, A.C., Rosa, J., Flores, N., Alim, H.S., & Paris, D. (2015). Invited forum: Bridging the "language gap." Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 25(1), 66-86.  [*Invited article co-editor/contributor with N. Avineri]

Johnson, E.J. (2015). Debunking the "language gap." Journal for Multicultural Education, 9(1), 42-50.

Johnson, D.C., & Johnson, E.J. (2015). Power and agency in language policy appropriation. Language Policy,  14(3), 221-243.

Johnson, E.J., & Johnson, D.C. (2015). Language policy in Arizona and Washington State. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 18(1), 92-112.

Johnson, E.J. (2014). (Re)Categorizing language-minority literacies in restrictive educational contexts. International Multilingual Research Journal, 8(3), 167-188.

Johnson, E.J., & Castrellon, T. (2014). Recoding discourses in higher education: Critical views on recruiting materials for Latin@ college students. Journal of Latinos and Education, 13(3), 166-180.

Johnson, E.J. (2014). From the classroom to the living room: Eroding academic inequities through home visits. Journal of School Leadership, 24(2), 357-385.

Blum, A., & Johnson, E.J. (2012). Reading repression: Textualizing the linguistic marginalization of non native English speaking teachers in Arizona. Journal of Language, Identity & Education, 11(3), 167-184.

Johnson, E.J. (2012). Arbitrating repression: Language policy and education in Arizona. Language and Education, 26(1), 53-76.

Johnson, E.J. (2011). (Re)producing linguistic hierarchies in the United States: Language ideologies of function and form in public schools. International Journal of Linguistics, 3(1), E12.

Johnson, E.J.  (2011). Peerlingual education: A socioeducational reaction to structured English immersion. Journal of Latinos and Education, 10(2), 127-145.

Johnson, E.J. (2009). (Re)defining freedom of speech: Language policy, education, and linguistic rights  in the United States. Journal of Applied Language Studies, 3(1), 2-23.

Johnson, E.J., & Brandt, E.A. (2009). Targeting diversity: A critical description of language policy and public education in the United States. Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, 21, 59-68.

Johnson, E.J. (2006). Dreams of (under)achievement: A critical metaphor analysis of the American dream and the formation of language policy in Arizona. Journal of Borderland Education, 1(1), 11-28.

Johnson, E.J. (2006). Trans-cultural bilingualism and second language acquisition: Understanding the         sociolinguistic effects of international tourism on host communities. Arizona Anthropologist, 17, 1-40.

 Johnson, E.J. (2005). WAR in the media: Metaphors, ideology, and the formation of language policy. Bilingual Research Journal, 29(3), 621-640.

Johnson, E.J. (2005). Proposition 203: A critical metaphor analysis. Bilingual Research Journal, 29(1), 69-84.

Contributions to Edited Volumes

Avineri, N., Johnson, E.J., Perley, B., Rosa, J., & Zentella, A.C. (in press). Applied linguistic anthropology: Balancing social science with social change. In D.S. Warriner, Applied linguistics for the public good: Cross-disciplinary methods for social change. London, UK: Bloomsbury.

**Authorship listed alphabetically to indicate equal contribution by all authors.  

Johnson, E.J. (2018). A critical interrogation of the “language gap.” In N. Avineri, L.R. Graham, E.J Johnson, R. Riner & J. Rosa. (Eds.), Language and social justice in practice (pp. 97-101). New York, NY: Routledge.

Avineri, N., Graham, L.R., Johnson, E.J., Riner, R., & Rosa, J. (2018). Introduction: Rethinking language and social justice. in practice. In N. Avineri, L.R. Graham, Johnson, E.J., R. Riner & J. Rosa. Language and social justice in practice (pp. 1-16). New York, NY: Routledge.

**Authorship listed alphabetically to indicate equal contribution by all authors.

Gonzalez, N., & Johnson, E.J. (2016). Richard Ruiz and bilingual education. In N.H. Hornberger (Ed.),

Honoring Richard Ruiz and his work on language planning and bilingual education (pp. 95-99). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Johnson, E.J. & Ramos, V.A. (2008). Bilingual education. In J. Warner (Ed.), Battleground immigration, Vol. 1 (pp. 25-36). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Ramos, V.A., & Johnson, E.J. (2008). Education. In J. Warner (Ed.), Battleground immigration, Vol. 1(pp. 254-266). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Ramos, V.A., & Johnson, E.J. (2008). Education costs. In J. Warner (Ed.), Battleground immigration, Vol. 1 (pp. 267-273). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Johnson, E.J. (2008). Bilingual education in the press. In J. González (Ed.), Encyclopedia of bilingual education, Vol. 1 (pp. 75-78). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Johnson, E.J. (2008). English, first world language. In J. González (Ed.), Encyclopedia of bilingual education, Vol. 1 (pp. 247-248). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Johnson, E.J. (2008). English for the Children campaign. In J. González (Ed.), Encyclopedia of bilingual education, Vol. 1 (pp. 256-259). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Johnson, E.J. (2008). First language acquisition. In J. González (Ed.), Encyclopedia of bilingual education, Vol. 1 (pp. 299-304). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Johnson, E.J. (2007). Sculpting public opinion: Understanding the (mis)use of metaphors in the media. In C. Hart & D. Lukes (Eds.), Cognitive linguistics in critical discourse studies: Application and theory (pp. 28-56). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Johnson, E.J. (2006). Immigrant achievement. In J. Loucky, J. Armstrong & L. Estrada (Eds.), Immigration in America today: An encyclopedia (pp. 1-6).  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Johnson, E.J. (2006). Immigrant student education.  In J. Loucky, J. Armstrong & L. Estrada (Eds.), Immigration in America today: An encyclopedia (pp. 174-178).  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Book Reviews:

Johnson, E.J. (2010). Review of Tobin, J., Hsueh, Y., & Karasawa, M. (2009). Preschool in three cultures revisited. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 12(2), 1-3. [*invited review]

Johnson, E.J. (2009). Review of Bayley, R., & Ceil, L. (2007). Sociolinguistic variation: Theories, methods, and  applications. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 19(2), 330-332.

Johnson, E.J. (2006). Review of Spolsky, B. (2004). Language policy. Bilingual Research Journal, 30(1),     241-248.

Other:

Johnson, E.J. (2018). Effective strategies for integrating English learner students’ funds of knowledge into classroom practices. Webinar published by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), Washington, D.C.

Johnson, E.J. (2016). Funds of knowledge and home visits toolkit. Website resource published by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

Johnson, E.J. (2016). Honoring Spanglish as a resource. TEDx Richland. Richland, WA.

Johnson, E.J. (2016). Effective strategies for integrating English learner students’ funds of knowledge into classroom practices. Webinar published by the Center for Applied Linguistics.

Avineri, N., Blum, S.D., Johnson, E.J., Riley, K.C., & Zentella, A.C. (2016). The gap that won’t be filled: An anthropolitical critique of the “language gap.” Anthropology News.

Blum, S.D., Avineri, N., & Johnson, E.J. (2015). White + word gap = wrong! American Anthropological Association blog (6/22/15)

Johnson, E.J. (2002). Getting my feet wet in cultural anthropology. Anthropology News, December, 49.