Timothy Johnson

Associate Professor of Spanish; Department Chair

Office: THMH 215   |    Phone: (308) 865-8046   |    Email: johnsontf@unk.edu

Timothy F. Johnson


Tim Johnson grew up in Colorado, lived in Valencia, Spain, and taught English as a Second Language and Spanish for Heritage Speakers in Denver Public Schools. He earned his PhD at the University of California at Davis, researching the transatlantic intersections of arms and letters in early modern Spanish war manuals.

He has taught a wide variety of courses on Spanish language, literature, and culture, and his scholarship focuses on Colonial and Golden Age literature, theater and film studies, and language pedagogy. 


Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Kearney (2017-)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Monmouth College (2016-17)
Instructor of Spanish, Western Illinois University (2015-16)


PhD, MA – University of California, Davis
BA – University of Colorado, Boulder

Selected Publications

  • Book translation. Bernardo de Vargas Machuca, Defending the Conquest. Ed. Kris Lane. University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press (2010)
  • Book translation. Bernardo de Vargas Machuca, The Indian Militia and Description of the Indies. Ed. Kris Lane. Durham, NC: Duke University Press (2008)