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Cedric Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor

Political Science and African American Studies


Building & Room:

1217 UH


601 S Morgan St

Office Phone:

(312) 413-1274

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Research Interests:

Racial and ethnic politics; African American Political Thought; American Politics; Neoliberalization; Political Economy; Labor Studies; Urban Politics; Critical Urban Theory.

Selected Publications

Johnson, Cedrc, ed. The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism and the Remaking of New Orleans. (University of Minnesota Press, 2011).

Johnson, Cedric. Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics. (University of Minnesota Press, 2007).

Johnson, Cedric, “The Panthers Cannot Save Us Now:  Anti-policing Struggles and the Limits of Black Power,” Catalyst  1 (Spring 2017), no. 1: 56-85.

Johnson, Cedric, “Half-Life of the Black Urban Regime: Adolph Reed, Jr. on Race,     Capitalism and Urban Governance,” Labor Studies 41 (September 2016), no. 3: 248-255.

Johnson, Cedric, “Epilogue: Baltimore, the Policing Crisis and the End of the Obama Era,” James DeFilippis, ed. Urban Policy in the Time of Obama (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016).

Johnson, Cedric, “Between Revolution and the Racial Ghetto: Harold Cruse and Harry Haywood Debate Class Struggle and the ‘Negro Question,’ 1962-1968,” Historical Materialism 24.1 (2016): 1-39.

Notable Honors

2018, Daniel Singer Millenium Prize, Daniel Singer Millenium Foundation

2017-2018, Dean’s Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,UIC

2008, W.E.B. DuBois Outstanding Book Award, NCOBPS

2008, Jon Garlock Labor Educator of the Year, Rochester Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO


PhD University of Maryland