KC Johnson

Summary CV

I am a professor of history at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.


Ph.D.                Harvard University, 1993.

M.A.                 University of Chicago, 1989.

B.A.                  Harvard University, 1988.


The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities, with Stuart Taylor, Jr., Encounter, 2017.

Editor, Asia Pacific in the Age of Globalization, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2014.

“All the Way with LBJ”: The 1964 Presidential Election, Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case, with Stuart Taylor, Jr., Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s, 2007; revised & extended 2nd edition, 2008; revised & extended 3rd edition (Gryphon Books), 2014.

co-editor, The Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson, vol. 5, W.W. Norton, 2007.

co-editor, The Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson, vol. 4, W.W. Norton, 2007.

Congress and the Cold War, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

co-editor (with Kent Germany), The Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson, vol. 3, W.W. Norton, 2005.

co-editor (with David Shreve), The Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson, vol. 2, W.W. Norton, 2005.

20 January 1961: The American Dream, DTV Publishers, 1999.

Ernest Gruening and the American Dissenting Tradition, Harvard University Press, 1998.

The Peace Progressives and American Foreign Relations, Harvard University Press, 1995.

Editor, On Cultural Ground: Essays in International History, Imprint Publications, 1994.


Lyndon Johnson and Israel: The Secret Presidential Recordings (S. Daniel Abraham Center, Research Paper Series, 2008); audio clips can be listened to here.


“How American College Campuses Have Become Anti–Due Process,” Backgrounder on Legal Issues, Heritage Foundation (August 2016).

“Lyndon B. Johnson and the Fortas Nomination,” Journal of Supreme Court History 47 (January 2016).

“The War on Due Process,” Academic Questions 28 (Winter 2015).

“Alaska, Hawai’i, and the United States as a Pacific Nation,” in Johnson, ed, Asia Pacific in the Age of Globalization, Palgrave/MacMillan, 2014.

“Congress,” in Marc Selverstone, ed., A Companion to John F. Kennedy, Wiley, 2014.

“Obama and a Second-Term Foreign Policy,” Passport, April 2013.

“Bring the Constitution Back In,” Academic Questions 25 (Summer 2012).

“LBJ and the Constitution,” in Mitchell Lerner, ed., A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson, Wiley, 2012.

“Congress and U.S. Foreign Policy before 9/11,” in David Aursweld and Colton Campbell, eds., Congress and the Politics of National Security, Cambridge University Press, 2011.

“Truman, Anti-Communism, and Congress,” in Donald Ritchie, ed., Congress and Harry S. Truman: A Conflicted Legacy, Truman State University Press, 2011.

“The Reagan-Bush Administrations and the Middle East: Institutional and Bureaucratic Rivalries,” in Uzi Rabi, ed., International Intervention in Local Conflicts: Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution since the Cold War, I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2010.

“The Perils of Academic Groupthink,” in Howard Wasserman, ed., Institutional Failures: Duke Lacrosse, Universities, the News Media, and the Legal System, Ashgate, 2010.

“Vietnam’s Second Front,” roundtable, H-DIPLO.

“Did Nixon Commit Treason in 1968? What the New LBJ Tapes Reveal,” History News Network.

“The Duke Lacrosse Case and the Blogosphere,” Law and Contemporary Problems 71 (2008): 155-170.

“Managing the Fall of a Friendly Dictator: The US and Anastasio Somoza’s Nicaragua,” in Ernest R. May and Philip Zelikow, eds., Dealing with Dictators: Dilemmas of US Diplomacy and Intelligence Analysis, 1945-1990, MIT Press, 2006.

“Politics, Policy, and Presidential Power: Lyndon Johnson and the 1964 Farm Bill,” in Mitch Lerner, ed., Looking Back at LBJ: White House Politics in a New Light, University Press of Kansas, 2005.

“Confronting Anti-Israel Attitudes on Contemporary College Campuses,” Midstream 50 (2004), pp. 11-15.

“The Unexpected Consequences of Congressional Activism: The Clark and Tunney Amendments and U.S. Policy toward Angola,” Diplomatic History 27 (2003): 215-243.

“The Progressive Dissent: Ernest Gruening and Vietnam,” in Randall Bennett Woods, ed, Vietnam and the American Political Tradition: The Politics of Dissent, Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 36-62.

“Congressional Power,” in Deconde, Burns, and Logevall, eds., Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy, 2d ed., Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2002, pp. 293-313.

“The Politicization of Cultural Diplomacy,” in Frank Ninkovich and Liping Bu, eds., The Cultural Turn, Imprint Publications, 2002, pp. 88-110.

“The State Department,” Oxford Companion to American History, Oxford University Press, 2001.

“Congress and the Cold War,” Journal of Cold War Studies 3 (2001): 77-101.

“Constitutionalism at Home and Abroad: The United States Senate and the Alliance for Progress, 1961-1967,” International History Review 21 (1999): 414-442.

“Congress Confronts the Cold War: The Senate Government Operations Committee and American Foreign Relations, 1953-1969,” Political Science Quarterly 113 (1998): 645-671.

“Anti-Imperialism and the Good Neighbour Policy,” Journal of Latin American Studies 29 (1997): 89-110.

“The Origins of Dissent: Senate Liberals and Southeast Asia, 1959-1964,” Pacific Historical Review 65 (1996): 249-275.

“The ‘Lessons’ of Vietnam,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations 4 (1995): 291-298.

“Article XI in the Debate on the United States’ Rejection of the League of Nations,” International History Review 15 (August 1993): 502-524.

“Ernest Gruening and the Tonkin Gulf Resolution: Continuities in American Dissent,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations 2 (Summer 1993): 111-135.

“The Transformation of Pan-Americanism,” in On Cultural Ground, pp. 173-196.

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