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 received his Ph.D. in History from Binghamton University, State University of New York, in 2011. He has Master of Arts degrees from Binghamton University and New York University, and a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Johnson is a social and cultural historian of early America and the early modern Atlantic world. His first book, Making the Early Modern Metropolis: Culture and Power in Pre-Revolutionary Philadelphia (University of Virginia, 2022), explores the relationship between social change and cultural formation in early Philadelphia. Johnson is currently working on two new book projects. Humanity versus Human Nature examines how traditional English beliefs regarding human nature, labor, and education evolved alongside the creation of the British Empire and novel systems of labor between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Another project, tentatively titled The Most Flagitious Banditti on Earth, is a study of the development of law, crime, and popular culture in early Philadelphia and the British Atlantic world.

Dr. Johnson’s articles and reviews have appeared in academic as well as general publications, including Social HistoryEarly American StudiesCultural and Social HistoryPennsylvania History, Against the Current, New Politics, History Today, The Bullet, and Jacobin. Johnson is also editor of Chapter 3 of the collaboratively-written American Yawp textbook, and his teaching interests include labor, Native America, popular politics, social movements, history of education, and early American literature.