A New Vision of Black Freedom: The Manning Marable Memorial Conference | April 26-29, 2012

Conversations with Kimberley Johnson

Event Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
758 Schermerhorn Ext.

Conversations 2012

‘Suburban Dream or American Banlieu?
The Political Economy of Black Suburbs

Kimberley S. Johnson, Associate Professor of Political Science, joined the Barnard faculty in January 2000. Her research focuses on the intersections between American political development, federalism and intergovernmental relations, race and ethnic politics, bureaucracy and public policy. She is the author of Reforming Jim Crow: Southern Politics and State in the Pre-Brown South (Oxford, 2010) and of Governing the American State: Congress and the New Federalism 1877-1929 (Princeton, 2006).

At Barnard, Professor Johnson teaches such courses as "American Political Development," "Dynamics of American Politics," "Legislative Process," and "Contemporary Urban Problems." In addition to her teaching duties for the Department of Political Science, she is co-director, with Professor Flora Davidson, of the Urban Studies Program.

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.

Professor Johnson serves as the Faculty Director for the Guggenheim Summer Internships in Criminal Justice/Crime Prevention at Barnard College.

Academic Focus:

American politics
American political development
Urban and local politics
Race and Ethnic Politics
Federalism and intergovernmental relations
Bureaucracy and Public Administration

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