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Cedric Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor

Black Studies

Political Science


Building & Room:

1217 UH


601 S Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 413-1274

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Cedric Johnson CV


Johnson's interests include racial and ethnic politics; African American political thought; neoliberalization; political economy; urban politics; and critical urban theory. He was the editor of The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism and the Remaking of New Orleans (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and the author of Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics (University of Minnesota Press, 2007). He has also published numerous articles, including “James Boggs, the ‘Outsiders,’ and the Challenge of Postindustrial Society" in Souls and “The Urban Precariat, Neoliberalization and the Soft Power of Humanitarian Design."

Johnson was awarded the W.E.B. DuBois Outstanding Book Award, from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, in 2008.

Selected Publications


PhD, Government & Politics, University of Maryland-College Park, 2001

MA, Government & Politics, University of Maryland-College Park, 1997

MA, Black Studies, The Ohio State University,1994

BA, Political Science, Southern University, Baton Rouge, 1992