Daniel Johnson

Chair, Assistant Professor

E-Mail: daniel.johnson@bilkent.edu.tr
Office Location: G-119
Phone: +90 (312) 290 1646

Full CV

Daniel Johnson is a historian of early America and the early modern Atlantic world. He received his Ph.D. in History from Binghamton University, State University of New York, in 2011.

Dr. Johnson’s research explores the intersection of social change and cultural formation between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. He is particularly interested in the ways in which ordinary people experienced and shaped the English colonial project in the Americas. Johnson’s first book, Making the Early Modern Metropolis: Culture and Power in Pre-Revolutionary Philadelphia (UVA), examines power struggles in early Philadelphia within a broader context of urban transformation beginning in late medieval Europe and extending to the early modern Atlantic world. Johnson’s academic articles on currency, crime, popular politics, and urban soundscapes have appeared in the journals Social HistoryEarly American StudiesCultural and Social History, and Pennsylvania History. A forthcoming article in the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies examines the Quaker activist John Woolman’s critique of new notions of time and work discipline in the eighteenth century.

Johnson is also author of many essays and reviews for general publications, and is a frequent contributor to Against the Current and New Politics. He is additionally editor of Chapter 3 of the collaboratively-written American Yawp textbook, and his teaching and research interests include labor, popular politics, social movements, theories of knowledge, crime, print culture, and early American literature.

In addition to working on two new book projects, Dan enjoys spending time with his family, making music, and hanging out with his cats.