Dr Richard Johnson
lecturer in US politics, Lancaster University
Dr Richard Johnson is lecturer in US politics at Lancaster University. His research examines the links between racial equality and democratic development in the United States. His recent work has studied black candidates in predominantly white contexts, the political thought of liberal Republicans, racially polarised partisanship under the Obama and Trump presidencies, and the impact of political structures such as voting systems and legislative apportionment on the representation of political and ethnic minorities. In the UK context, he has written on the Labour Party and its history. He was an undergraduate in social & political sciences at Jesus College, Cambridge and completed his MPhil and DPhil degrees in politics at Nuffield College, Oxford. He has been a visiting researcher at the Institute for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University and a tutor in comparative politics for the University of Virginia.
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