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Dr Richard Johnson 

Dr Richard Johnson
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Richard Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London. He researches both US and UK politics. His US research focuses on race, democracy, and political institutions. He has published two books on US politics: The End of the Second Reconstruction: Obama, Trump, and the Crisis of Civil Rights (Polity, 2020) and US Foreign Policy: Domestic Roots and International Impact (Bristol, 2021). He has also published peer-reviewed research on African American electoral politics, school segregation, voting rights, and other topics.

His UK research focuses on Labour Party history and the British constitution. He is the co-editor of Sceptical Perspectives on the Changing Constitution of the United Kingdom (Hart, 2023). He has published chapters in edited volumes on the European Parliamentary Labour Party, Neil Kinnock’s European policy, and Jeremy Corbyn’s foreign policy. He is currently writing a book on the history of Euroscepticism in the Labour Party, which draws in part from the collections at the Churchill Archives.

Queen Mary, University of London