Office: 2207 Fedex Global Education Center
BA Wake Forest University
MA University of Washington, 1997 (Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies)
MA University of Washington, 2005 (Political Science)
PhD University of Washington, 2009 (Political Science)
Erica Johnson’s research and teaching interests are in comparative politics and political economy, with particular focus on post-Soviet state-society relations. She is currently working on a book manuscript that explores how authoritarian governments in post-Soviet Central Asia manipulate health care provision in order to gain legitimacy and regime survival. In addition, she has an ongoing research agenda on government and citizen uses of new information and communication technologies in post-Soviet Central Asia and on civil society development in the post-Soviet region. Before coming to UNC, Dr. Johnson was a post-doctoral fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies.