Political Theory, Public Policy
Health care politics and policy, reproductive rights, feminist theory, complex inequality, identity politics, discourse analysis
Prior to joining the University of Guelph in 2003, Professor Johnson has taught at Brock University in St. Catharine’s Ontario and at the American University in Washington, DC. Professor Johnson has published in the areas of health care and social policy, the philosophical and political dimensions of rights and citizenship, Latin American politics and society, women and politics, and feminist theory. She has published in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Polity, the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Global Public Health and Canadian Woman Studies. She is the author of the book, Health Care, Entitlement and Citizenship, which was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2002. She was the recipient of the 2009 Jill Vickers Prize, awarded by the Canadian Political Science Association for her work on Gender and Politics.
Professor Johnson's current research project (funded through a SSHRC Standard Research Grant) is a theoretical and empirical examination of pregnancy and childbirth in North-South comparative perspective (Canada, the United States, Cuba, and Honduras, which involves both intersectional and community-engaged research methods.
“Framing and the Politics of Public Health: An Examination of Competing Health Narratives in Honduras.” Global Public Health, 5:1 (2010), 1-14.
“Women, Policy Development, and the Evolving Health Frame in Cuba.” Canadian Woman Studies, 27:1 (2009), 63-68.
“The Political ‘Nature’ of Pregnancy and Childbirth.” Canadian Journal of Political Science, 41:4 (2008), 889-913.
“Entitlement Beyond the Family: Global Rights Commitments and Children’s Health Policy in Canada.” Book chapter invited for edited volume, Children’s Rights: Theories, Policies and Interventions, Tom O’Neill and Dawn Zinga eds. University of Toronto Press, 2008, 115-136.
Health Care, Entitlement, and Citizenship. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002.