Kimberley Johnson

Organizer | Race and Public Space Working Group

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Kimberley Johnson is Professor in the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University, an Associated Professor at NYU Politics and an affiliated faculty at NYU Wagner. Johnson’s research focuses on urban and metropolitan politics, federalism and intergovernmental relations, race and ethnic politics, and American political development, particularly the intersection between state and society. Johnson is the author of numerous articles as well as two books, Governing the American State (Princeton University Press) and Reforming Jim Crow (Oxford University Press). She is currently finishing a book manuscript, Dark Concrete, which explores the rise of Black Power urbanism in four cities across the U.S. including Oakland, California, and Newark, New Jersey.

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