College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Political Science Faculty - Vernon Johnson

Vernon D. Johnson

Contact Information

Phone: (360) 650-4874
Office: AH 439


M.A., Ph.D., Political Science, Washington State University
B.A., Political Science, Akron University

Research Interests

  • Comparative Settler and Post-Settler Colonialism
  • African Politics
  • Race and Public Policy

Selected Publications


  • The Structural Origins of Revolution in Africa. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003


  • "The Question of Revolution in the Twenty-first Century: The Case of Zimbabwe," The Black Scholar, vol. 37, no. 1, 2007
  • "Globalization and the Study of Development," in Wilbur Rich, ed. African American Perspectives on Political Science. Philadelphia: Temple University  Press, 2007
  • with Elizabeth Frombgen, "Populist Nationalism in the United States," Social Identities, September, 2009
  • "Immigration and Domestic Politics in South Africa: Contradictions of the Rainbow Nation," Ethnic Studies Review, vol. 33, no. 1, 2010