Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
M.A., University of Montana
B.A., Albion College
Professor Johnson is an American historian who specializes in environmental history, race relations, and theory. He has published articles on the Harlem Renaissance and on culture and politics in the Great Depression.
His current book manuscript Energy, Race, Nation examines progressive energy policy, race relations, and international relations in the 1920s.
Perspectives in American History, 1800-2000
American Culture and Politics, 1890-1945
Johnson, R. (2006). Globalizing the Harlem Renaissance: Irish, Mexican, and 'Negro' Renaissances in The Survey. In B. D. Schildgen, Z. Gang & S. L. Gilman (Eds.), Other Renaissances: A New Approach to World Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Johnson, R. ""A Whole Synthesis of His Time': Political Ideology and Cultural Politics in the Writings of William Carlos Williams, 1929-1939" in American Quarterly - Volume 54, Number 2, June 2002, pp. 179-215.