Dr. Eugene B. Lee-Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Geography in the Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences at Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Baton Rouge, LA an Adjunct Professor at Dillard University in New Orleans.
Dr. Lee-Johnson's primary research interests lie within American Politics and how political behaviors and group identity are structured by race and gender, specifically looking at Black Women in leadership roles (in social movements and political office). Eugene combines social movement literature and gender and politics literature to understand what vehicles of change do Black women value the most. Eugene also uses major themes in hip-hop music to introduce students to core political issues of race and racism; sexism and gender; inequality and class; and history, power, and culture.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and his Master's Degree in Social Sciences from Southern University and A&M College. Finally, Eugene received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and A&M College. While trained as a political scientist, his scholarship on African American history and intersectionality seeks to push beyond disciplinary constraints to think more holistically about the lives and experiences of Black people, but most importantly, Black women.
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