Theodore Johnson

Director, Fellows Program

Brennan Center for Justice

Theodore Johnson

Director, Fellows Program

Brennan Center for Justice

Theodore (Ted) R. Johnson is the director of the Fellows Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. His work explores the role that race plays in electoral politics, issue framing, and disparities in policy outcomes. Previously, he was a national fellow at New America and a research manager at Deloitte. He is also a retired commander in the U.S. Navy following a two-decade career that included service as a White House fellow, military professor at the U.S. Naval War College, and speechwriter to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Politico, among other publications. He teaches law and public policy to master’s and doctoral students. His debut book, When the Stars Begin to Fall: Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America, outlines a path toward a multiracial national solidarity to finally overcome the existential threat of racism in the United States. It was published by Atlantic Monthly Press in June 2021. He also writes a column for The Bulwark, which highlights relevant academic research on how race continues to operate in America.

Johnson holds a BS in mathematics from Hampton University, an ALM with a concentration in international relations from Harvard University, and a doctorate of law and policy from Northeastern University.

Contributions

Deep Dive Episode 216 – Title VI, College Admissions, and Public Opinion

April 11, 2022

Althea Nagai and Theodore Johnson joined Linda Chavez to discuss new research on public opinion regarding the use of race in college admissions.

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Title VI, College Admissions, and Public Opinion

April 11, 2022

Althea Nagai and Theodore Johnson joined Linda Chavez to discuss new research on public opinion regarding the use of race in college admissions.

Watch this video