Allan G. Johnson

"Listening to Heretics: Patriarchy, Feminism, and Faith"

Allan Johnson is Professor of Sociology at Hartford College for Women of the University of Hartford. He has also taught courses on gender and social inequality at Wesleyan University, Harvard University and Dartmouth College. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan and his B.A. in Sociology and English from Dartmouth College.

His most recent book, The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy (Temple University Press, 1997), received national attention. Other publications include, The Forest and the Trees: Sociology as Life, Practice, and Promise (Temple University Press, 1997), "On the Prevalence of Rape in the United States," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (1980), and Human Arrangements: An Introduction to Sociology (4th edition) (McGraw-Hill/Brown & Benchmark, 1996).

Johnson has delivered presentations on gender issues in various forums, including public lectures to corporate, civic, and educational groups; television and radio interviews; and testimony before legislative Committees and Commissions. He has helped plan and contributed to a conference on domestic violence and given workshops for teachers implementing a gender-balanced curriculum.

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