Andrew Johnson

Graduate Student

Office Location

Ellison 2814


Political Theory, American Politics, and International Relations


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


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 


"Ur-Fascism and Neo-Fascism"
The Journal of International Relations, Peace Studies, and Development
Vol. 5. No. 1. 2019.  

"Twilight of the Humans: Nietzsche, Dismal Politics, and the Coming Planetary Apocalypse"
The Agonist: A Nietzsche Circle Journal. 
Vol 7. No 2. 2019.

"Foucault: Critical Theory of the Police in a Neoliberal Age"
Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory
Issue 141. Vol 61. No 4. December 2014.

"On Honesty and Deceit: An Interpretation of Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition."
Philosophy Study
Vol. 2. No. 5. May 2012.

Viral Politics: Jacques Derrida’s reading of Auto-Immunity and the political philosophy of Carl Schmitt.
LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. Berlin, Germany. 2010.

"The End of Art or the Origin of New Art? A Heideggerian Historization of the New York City Graffiti movement."
Dialectic: The University of New Hampshire’s Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Vol VII, Spring 2007.