Dr Wayne Johnson


Dr Wayne Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in Media and Film Studies. He has a BA in History and American Studies and an MA in American Studies. He received his PhD in History from the University of Keele in 1990. He has previously taught at Manchester Metropolitan University and at the University of Wales, Lampeter. At York St. John University, his research and teaching interests have been in the areas of American social and cultural history, although he has taught a wide range of modules over the years, and presently focuses on topics such as Film and the American Imagination, popular culture in the United States, globalisation and the history of Media. 

Wayne has published on religion and popular culture in the UK and the US, and the representation of New York City in American culture. He has just completed a book on contemporary Gothic horror (with Keith McDonald) for Anthem Press and is currently co-editing the Routledge Companion to Folk Horror (with Rob Edgar). His current areas of research are children’s TV horror, myths and American popular culture as well as the Western.