Genevieve Fuji Johnson

Professor

Political Science

Genevieve Fuji Johnson

Professor

Political Science

Education

  • B.A. (Hons), Simon Fraser University
  • M.Sc., London School of Economics
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto

Research and Supervision Fields

  • Feminist Social and Political Thought
  • Grounded Normative Theory
  • Deliberative Democratic Theory and Practice
  • Governance and Public Policy
  • Prostitution Policy and Sex Work Governance

Teaching Streams

  • Justice and Law
  • Public Policy and Democratic Governance
  • Research Methods and Analysis

Biography

Genevieve Fuji Johnson studies and teaches democratic theory, grounded normative theory, feminist political thought (with an emphasis on BIWOC feminist scholars), theories related to sexuality and gender, interpretive approaches to policy analysis, qualitative methodology, and a range of current public policy issues.

Her current research, with sex worker rights activist, educator, and writer, Kerry Porth, focuses on the implementation of prostitution laws and the governance of sex work in Canadian cities. In addition, she is currently conducting research on the gender and racialized demographics of those in governance positions in Canadian universities, which may serve in helping to identify barriers to the more equitable representation of Women of Colour in these positions. Her research, past and present, has been funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grants.

From January 2018 through April 2019, Dr. Johnson was Senior Advisor to the Provost’s Office on Faculty Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement, SFU. She is a Dialogue Associate of the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, SFU. In addition, she is a member of the SFU Faculty Association Executive Committee. Beyond the university, she is Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and is a long-time volunteer for the WISH Drop-In Centre Society.

Publications

Courses

This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.