Emily Johnson

  • Dissertation Fellow, 2013-2014; PhD candidate, Yale University
  • Umrath Hall 108
  • (314) 935-9521
  • Emily.Johnson@WUSTL.EDU

Emily Johnson is a PhD candidate in the History Department at Yale University, and a Dissertation Fellow at the Danforth Center for the 2013-2014 year. Her work focuses on the intersections between religion, politics, and gender among conservative evangelical Protestants in the late twentieth century United States. Her dissertation, “Activists, Authors, Apostles: Women’s Leadership in the New Christian Right,” emphasizes the ways in which women’s national prominence was vital to the ascendency of the modern religious right during the 1970s and 1980s. Focusing on self-described activists as well as women who rejected political engagement, this project emphasizes on the shifting boundaries of the religious and political realms during this significant period in U.S. religious and political history.