KC Johnson

Posted in Uncategorized by KC Johnson on November 11, 2008

I am from Higgins Beach, in Scarborough, Maine, six miles south of Portland. After spending five years as track announcer at Scarborough Downs, I left to study fulltime in graduate school, where my advisor was Akira Iriye. I received my B.A. (1988) and Ph.D. (1993) from Harvard, my M.A. from the University of Chicago (1989). Before coming to CUNY, I taught at Arizona State and Williams; I also have served as a visiting professor at Harvard University and Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities at Tel Aviv University.


My spring 2023 Brooklyn courses are:

  • US Constitutional History
  • Spring Term Senior Thesis

A full list of my courses is here. A full list of my books, scholarly articles, and presentations is here.


Follow me on twitter here. I previously blogged on the Duke lacrosse case at Durham-in-Wonderland (2006-14); as part of a joint blog of academics at Minding the Campus (2008-2020); and as part of a joint blog of historians (Cliopatria @ History News Network, 2004-11).

Feel free to e-mail me or call me (207-329-8456) with any comments or questions.