Faculty & Staff

Thomas Johnson, MA

Lecturer of History, College of Liberal Arts


Areas of Expertise

Tom Johnson's research interests include the social, economic and cultural history of Africa and colonial societies, world history, slavery, labor, and environmental history. He teaches courses on Africa, world history, the United States, Western Civilization, globalization, and leadership, giving special attention to gender relations and field research.


MA Boston University
BA Earlham College

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Fall 2015 Office Hours: W (5-6 p.m. at Copley)

Tom Johnson was a Fulbright Scholar in Zambia and also has been awarded grants from Sigma Xi and The Scientific Research Society. He has taught at UMass Boston from 1997 to 1999 and from 2004 to the present. Ongoing projects include research on “martial race” soldiers in European empires, exploring ethnicity, and ethnic ranking in colonial labor recruitment.