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David Johnson

Associate Professor


Division of Humanities and the Arts




NAC 5/119

p: 212-650-7474


  • Profile

    Professor Johnson specializes in modern African history. He is the author of World War II and the Scramble for Labor in Colonial Zimbabwe, as well as articles in the Journal of African History and Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  He has presented conference papers and public lectures in Africa, the Caribbean, North America and Europe.  His current research interests are focused on interconnected histories of the Caribbean and Africa in era of decolonization and a social history of the Black Power movement in the Caribbean.

  • Education

    B.A., M.A., University of Sussex

    Ph.D., School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

  • Courses Taught


    Africa and the Modern World
    Africa since Independence
    African Labor History
    Decolonization in Africa and the Caribbean
    History, Culture and Politics of the Pan African World
    Power and Consciousness in Southern Africa
    Rebellion and Revolution in the Black Atlantic
    Shaka to Mandela: A History of South Africa
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