Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Johnson Cheu
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Research Interests:
Cultural studiesDisability StudiesMedia StudiesVisual Rhetorics


Dr. Cheu does scholarly work in media and cultural studies and disability studies, and also publishes poetry and occasionally creative essays. Currently, he’s at work on editing a book about filmmaker Tim Burton and co-editing a book with John A. Dowell on slaughter in popular cinema. He also serves on the APA Advisory Board at MSU.

Representative Work

Diversity in Disney Films

Different Bodies: Essays on Disability in Film and Television

The Problem Body: Projecting Disability on Film

Difference on Display: Diversity in Art, Science, and Society

Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images