Collegiate Assistant Professor, Social Sciences
Core: Classics of Social and Political Thought
Sarah Johnson studied political theory at the University of Chicago, where she completed her Ph.D. in 2015. Her research focuses on the relationship between political thought and the historical imagination. Her current book project, The Ages We Live By, considers the significance of grounding contemporary political theory on the ideas of the “modern age” and “modernity,” and it uses readings of works by Vico, Marx, and Foucault to illuminate the ways in which practices of historical periodization have shaped the history of political thought. From 2015 to 2017 Sarah was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College.