Senior Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice
New York City, New York
Theodore R. Johnson is a Senior Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice. His research and writing are focused on black voting behavior, racial justice and the role of national solidarity in addressing racial inequality. He also teaches graduate courses at Georgetown University and Northeastern University.
Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Dr. Johnson was a national fellow at the New America, a Commander in the United States Navy and a research manager at Deloitte. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine and several other national publications. He has also provided analysis of race and politics on CNN, MSNBC and NPR.
In recognition of his leadership in public service, Johnson was selected as a White House Fellow during the Obama administration. He is currently writing a book titled “When the Stars Begin to Fall: Race, Solidarity, and the Future of America” to be published by Grove Atlantic in 2020. Dr. Johnson holds a B.S. in mathematics from Hampton University, an A.L.M. with a concentration in International Relations from Harvard University and a Doctorate of Law and Policy from Northeastern University.