Professional Interests: Comparative politics, African politics, democratization, food politics, the politics of developmentCurriculum Vitae
At Mills Since 2009
Martha Johnson studies African politics, with a focus on Francophone West Africa and an interest in women’s representation and the politics of foreign aid. She has conducted fieldwork in Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Benin, funded by the Fulbright program and the FAO. Most recently, she interviewed nearly 100 women who ran for local office in Benin, traveling around the country for three months in 2017. Her work has been published in several scholarly journals, including the American Journal of Political Science.
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