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Johnson Cheu

Assistant Professor
Email: cheu@msu.edu

Research Areas

Cultural studies, Disability Studies, Media Studies, Visual 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 working 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 http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-4601-8

Different Bodies: Essays on Disability in Film and Television http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-6535-4

The Problem Body: Projecting Disability on Film https://ohiostatepress.org/books/Book%20Pages/Chivers%20Problem.html

Difference on Display: Diversity in Art, Science, and Society https://www.amazon.com/Difference-Display-Diversity-Science-Society/dp/9056627155

Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images https://www.amazon.com/Screaming-Monkeys-Critiques-American-Images/dp/1566891418