Andrea Johnson, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
(310) 243-2636

Contact Preference: Email

Areas of Expertise

Civil Rights, Farm Labor Movement under Cesar Chavez, Pentecostal History, American Religion

Professional Background

Dr. Johnson bears responsibility for teaching classes on the histories of California, American immigration, civil rights and recent U.S. history topics. Her research fields include the history of religion and social activism in the 20th Century United States. She has published several journal articles as well as pieces of public scholarship through the Washington Post, the Tennessean and the History News Network. She is co-chair of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements unit in the American Academy of Religion, and history interest group leader for the Society for Pentecostal Studies. She has a solid record of work on grants that deliver social studies teaching content, having cooperated with Fresno State on their Teaching American History Grants and their currently held REACHABLE grant.


Ph.D., History, University of Missouri

M.A., History, IUPUI

B.A., History and Psychology, CSU Bakersfield