Andrew Johnson

Graduate Student

Office Location

Ellison 2814

Specialization

Political Theory, American Politics, and International Relations

Education

M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (Political Science), 2018
M.A., Louisiana State University (Philosophy), 2010
B.A., University of Maine (Philosophy), 2008

Bio

Andrew is currently finishing his PhD in Political Science at the University of California Santa Barbara. His major field is in Political Theory and secondary fields are in International Relations and American Politics. He has an emphasis in Global Studies and has taught for the Black Studies and Sociology departments. Andrew has an MA in Philosophy (French minor) from Louisiana State University and a BA in Philosophy (graduated with high honors from the Honor's College, and with minors in English, History, and Socialist/Marxist Studies) from the University of Maine. 

Andrew was an Adjunct Professor of Sociology and Ethics at Husson University, an English Professor at Guangxi University, and a Professor of Philosophy and Theory of Knowledge at Beijing Huijia International School.

Dissertation Title: On the Uses and Abuses of History for the Abolition of Police
His dissertation explores the historical formation and development of policing institutions, and why this history is essential but hinders abolitionist approaches. 

Faculty Adviser: Kevin Anderson 

Publications

Twilight of the Humans: Nietzsche, Dismal Politics, and the Coming Planetary Apocalypse The Agonist: A Nietzsche Circle Journal. Vol. 7. No. 2. 2019.
http://agonist.nietzschecircle.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Agonist-Spring-2019-Andrew-Johnson.pdf

Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory
Issue 141, Vol. 61, No. 4 (December 2014).
"Foucault: Critical Theory of the Police in a Neoliberal Age."
https://www.academia.edu/222087/Foucault_Critical_Theory_of_the_Police_in_a_Neoliberal_Age

Philosophy Study
Volume 2, Number 5, May 2012
"On Honesty and Deceit: An Interpretation of Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition."
https://www.academia.edu/1047266/On_Honesty_and_Deceit_An_Intepretation_of_Deleuzes_Difference_and_Repetition_

Viral Politics: Jacques Derrida’s reading of Auto-Immunity and the political philosophy of Carl Schmitt. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. Berlin, Germany. 2010.
http://www.amazon.com/Viral-Politics-Auto-Immunity-political-philosophy/dp/3838393619/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446706782&sr=8-1&keywords=viral+politics+andrew+johnson

Dialectic: The University of New Hampshire’s Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Volume VII, Spring 2007
"The End of Art or the Origin of New Art? A Heideggerian Historization of the New York City Graffiti movement."
https://www.academia.edu/222091/The_End_of_Art_or_the_Origin_of_New_Art_A_Heideggerian_Historization_of_the_New_York_City_Graffiti_movement