Eugene B. Johnson

 Eugene Johnson

Ph.D. Student

Phone: 225-578-2141

Fax: 225-578-2540


Office: Stubbs 331


  • B.A. in Political Science: Southern University; 2014
  • M.A. in The Social Sciences: Southern University; 2016


Eugene B. Johnson’s primary research interests lie within American Politics, and the way in which political behaviors and group identity are structured by race and gender; specifically looking at Black Women in leadership roles (in social movements and political office). Eugene received both his Bachelor’s degree (Political Science) and his Master’s Degree (Social Sciences) from Southern University – Baton Rouge. Eugene has used both his political experience working with the Louisiana State Senate, an extensive list of non-profit experience, and his social justice activism to foster his development as a political scientist.

Areas of Interest

  • Race relations and political behavior in American Politics  
  • Identity Politics
  • The media and political behavior
  • Politics in the Bible Belt
  • Politics and Religion

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2018 APSA Spring Minority Fellow
  • 2018 Urban Leaders Fellow
  • 2018 Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship
  • 2017 Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship
  • 2016 Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship


  • American Political Ideas (Adjunct Professor, Southern University and A&M College)


  • Southern Political Science Association
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • The National Conference of Black Political Scientists