James Johnson

University of Rochester


Jim Johnson is Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester. He has taught in the Summer Program since 1997. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1991. He is former Editor of Perspectives on Politics and former Co-Editor of Journal of Theoretical Politics. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the American Political Science Review and The American Journal of Political Science. In 2005 he was Program Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association. He has received multiple awards for teaching and research including a Goergen Award for Distinguished Achievement and Artistry in Undergraduate Teaching at the University of Rochester and a residential fellowship at the Russell Sage Foundation. In 2011 he published The Priority of Democracy: Political Consequences of Pragmatism (Princeton UP) with his longtime collaborator Jack Knight. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and Political Theory as well as other scholarly journals.