Trey Johnston

Trey Johnston
Associate Director
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Areas of Expertise

Sociolinguistics, Rhetoric and Writing, Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Public Policy, Qualitative Methods


Trey Johnston joined the Cisneros Institute in 2017 and oversees the design and implementation of Latinx-focused programming, manages strategic partnerships, and works with the Director to define the Institute’s research priorities and efforts with the goal of elevating Latinx voices at GW and beyond. Much of his writing and research speaks to representation of Latinos and the ways that language influences identity and well-being, particularly within higher education structures. Johnston received his Masters from the George Washington University and is the recipient of several fellowships, including a Fulbright. Johnston likes to make sure his Brazilian heritage is represented at the Institute through his favorite treats, like brigadeiros and pão de queijo


Certificate in Nonprofit Management, The George Washington University

M.A. Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The George Washington University

B.A. Linguistics, Spanish, French, Women's and Gender Studies, The University of Tulsa

Classes Taught

Changing the Narrative Writing Lab (Caminos al Futuro)