Administration Building 347C
School of Journalism and Mass Media
University of Idaho
MS 3178 875 Perimeter Dr.
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3178
Robin Johnson is the director of JAMM and has over a decade of undergraduate and graduate teaching experience including digital and print journalism, multimedia production, media writing and critical/cultural approaches to the media.
- Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2010
- M.A., University of Colorado, 2005
- B.S., University of Colorado, 2002
Robin Johnson was an Associate Professor at Sam Houston State University coordinating the undergraduate Journalism program and the graduate program in Digital Media prior to being named the director of JAMM in 2018. Johnson’s research focuses on gender, technology and work in popular culture and media production. Recently, his publications have centered on the role of masculinity in video game production and representations of men and women on television.
- Johnson, R. (2018). “Technomasculinity and Its Influence in Video Game Production,” In Masculinities in Play (Nick Taylor and Gerald Voorhees Eds.). Palgrave Macmillan.
- Johnson, R. (2014) “Hiding in plain sight: Reproducing masculine culture at a video game studio.” Communication, Culture & Critique, 7(4): 578-594.
- Johnson, R. (2013) “Towards greater production diversity: Examining social boundaries at a video game studio.” Games and Culture, 8(3): 136-160.
- Johnson, R. (2013) “Temp cyborgs: Gender, technology and immaterial labor in popular science fiction television.” Television & New Media, 14(2): 106-123.