Theresa Marie Johnson
  • Title
    • PhD Student
  • Division Graduate Studies Division
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Affiliations Feminist Studies Department, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, Office #129
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College

Research Interests

African Diaspora, Race and Ethnicity; Urban Sociology; Youth and Education; Feminist Theories

Biography, Education and Training

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in December 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish with a minor in International Relations.

My master's project will look at the movement of knowledge and ideas about Black identity between urban Black communities in the global North and the global South via young Black womxn who participate in community-based youth travel organizations. Currently, I am a participant researcher with an organization based in Oakland, California. My methods of interest include youth participatory action research (YPAR), ethnography, surveys, and digital media/mapping. 

I am an active member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and co-founder of the UCSC women of color grad student organization, Feminist Collective of Sisters in the Borderlands (FCSB). 

Honors, Awards and Grants

University of Californa Regent's Fellowship, Fall 2017


I have presented original work at the following conferences:

Association of Black Sociologists, August 2018

American Sociological Association, August 2018

Issues in Critical Investigation Biennial Symposium, "The Environment, the Anthropocene, and the African Diaspora." October 2018


I have presented workshops or served as a panelist at the following conferences:

AAUW National Conference of College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), June 2017

Pacific Sociological Association, March 2018

National Women's Studies Association, November 2018 

Teaching Interests

TA appointments include:

Winter 2018: Race and Law (SOCY128i)

Spring 2018: Contemporary Social Theory (SOCY105b)

Summer 2018: Evaluation/Evidence (SOCY3A)


GSR appointments include: 

Summer 2018: Middle School Breaktime Study, under the instruction of Dr. Rebecca London