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Kimberly Johnson, Fellowship Mentor

Professor, Political Science, Columbia University


Advisee(s): David Dagan   

Kimberly Johnson’s research focuses on the intersections between urban politics and policy, federalism and intergovernmental relations, race and ethnic politics, bureaucracy and public policy.  Johnson is currently working on a new book, Chocolate City: Oakland, Newark, and the Future of Metropolitan America. The book explores changing demographic shifts in inner cities and traces the impact of these shifts on local and national politics.  Johnson is the author most recently of “Black Suburbanization: American Dream or the New Banlieue?” The Cities Papers, Social Science Research Council, July 2014.

Professor Johnson's research and scholarship have been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Political Science Association, Columbia University's Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, the New York State Archives, and the Ford Foundation.

Selected Recent Publications

Reforming Jim Crow: Southern Politics and State in the Age before Brown  (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).

Racial Orders, Congress, and the Agricultural Welfare State, 1865-1965.” Studies in American Political Development 25, no. 2 (October 2011): 143-161.

Political Hair: Occupational Licensing and the Regulation of Race and Gender Identity.Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 8 (2011): 417-440.


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