Dr Chelsea Johnson PhD

Lecturer in International Relations Politics


Personal Statement

Dr Johnson's research focuses on negotiated solutions to intra-state conflict in the developing world, with a focus on the design and implementation of power-sharing settlements and the participation of former rebels in post-conflict democracies. She completed her PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, in December 2015. She has since served as Fellow of Political Science in the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics (LSE), Fellow of Comparative Politics in the LSE's Government Department, and Postdoctoral Researcher on Democratisation and Emerging Markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, a project funded by the Carnegie Endowment. She has extensive expertise in conflict resolution and democratisation in the African region, having spent years conducting field research in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.