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

Status: Accepting new graduate students

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

Teaching Streams

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

Biography

Genevieve Fuji Johnson (she/her) studies and teaches feminist political thought (with an emphasis on BIWOC feminist scholars), solidaristic scholarship, democratic theory, 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 governance of sex work in Canadian and US 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 currently serves on committees for Living in Community. She is a long-time volunteer for the WISH Drop-In Centre Society.

Selected Publications

  • Forthcoming. “Research Transparency: Less about Rigor and More about Responsibility.” Qualitative & Multi-Method Research Newsletter, American Political Science Association.
  • Forthcoming. “Sex Worker Rights are Human Rights: An Approach to Solidaristic Normative Theory.” International Journal of Feminist Politics (with Kerry Porth; Johnson lead author).
  • 2021. “Unearthing Grounded Normative Theory: Practices and Commitments of Empirical Research in Political Theory.” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (with Brooke Ackerly, Luis Cabrera, Fonna Forman, Chris Tenove, and Antje Weiner). https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2021.1894020
  • 2021. “Sex Work Governance Models: Variations in a Criminalized Context.” Sexuality Research and Social Policy 18(2), 233-245 (with Kerry Porth; Johnson lead author).  https://doi.org/10.1007/s13178-020-00452-y
  • 2020. “Revelatory Protest, Deliberative Exclusion, and the B.C. Missing Women Commission of Inquiry: Bridging the Micro/Macro Divide,” Creating Spaces of Engagement, eds. Leah Levac and Sarah Wiebe. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 25-46.
  • 2020. “Whiteness, Power, and the Politics of Demographics in the Governance of the Canadian Academy.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 53, 676-694 (with Robert Howsam; Johnson lead author). https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008423920000207