Associate Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Janet Elise Johnson is Associate Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and Visiting Scholar at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, New York University. Over her career, she has been affiliated with Indiana University’s REEI, Miami University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and the Aleksanteri Institute-Finnish Centre for Russian and Eastern European Studies at the University of Helsinki. She writes on gender, civil society, social policy, violence against women, and democratization in post-Soviet Russia and in Europe. Her books include Living Gender after Communism (Indiana University Press, 2007), Gender Violence in Russia (Indiana University Press, 2009), and The Gender of Informal Politics (Palgrave, Forthcoming). In the last few years, she has published articles in Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Social Policy, Politics & Gender, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, and Signs: Journals of Women in Culture and Society as well as online in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, Boston Review, and The New Yorker. She is also a co-coordinator of the monthly workshop on Gender and Transformation: Europe at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies of New York University (for more information, see here). With a deep commitment to well-rounded knowledge of the region, she has been a member of the Association of Women in Slavic Studies since 1993 and ASEEES since 1995.