Genevieve Fuji Johnson


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, solidaristic scholarship, interpretive 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. They are currently working on a book project that develops a case for solidaristic scholarship that explicitly serves the justice struggles of marginalized communities. Dr. Johnson is also 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 BIPOC 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 has been a member of the SFU Faculty Association Executive Committee, the Canadian Political Science Association Board of Directors, and the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre Board (DEWC) of Directors. She was President of DEWC’s Board from 2017-2020. She is currently a member of the Steering Committee of Living in Community. She is a long-time volunteer for the WISH Drop-In Centre Society.