Rashauna Johnson

Associate Professor of History

Rashauna Johnson, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Howard University, earned the Ph.D. in history with a concentration in the African diaspora from New York University. Her dissertation received the 2011 Dean's Outstanding Dissertation Award in the Humanities. Her first book, Slavery's Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions (Cambridge University Press, 2016; paperback 2018), was awarded the 2016 Williams Prize for the best book in Louisiana history. It was also named a finalist for the 2016 Berkshire Conference of Women's Historians Book Prize, honorable mention for the Urban History Association's Kenneth Jackson Award, and a finalist for the 2017 Frederick Douglass Book Prize.

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Contact

205 Carson Hall
HB 6107

Education

  • Ph.D. New York University
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Howard University

Selected Publications

  • Slavery's Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions (Cambridge, 2016)

  • "From Saint-Domingue to Dumaine Street: One Family's Journeys from the Haitian Revolution to the Great Migration," Journal of African American History 102, no. 4 (Fall 2017): 427-43.

  • "A Fragile Empire? Early American Expansion from Below," Reviews in American History 44, no. 3 (September 2016): 411-17.

  • Co-author, “Prisons and Teaching, From Margins to Center,” Progressive Planning no. 205 (Fall 2015): 33-36.

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