Laurie M. Johnson

Ph.D. Political Science, Northern Illinois University, 1990

Dr. Laurie Johnson

Laurie Johnson is a Professor of Political Science and Swogger Chair of Primary Texts. She serves as the Director of the Primary Texts Certificate at Kansas State University. She is the author of seven books and numerous book chapters and articles. Most of her work has involved developing a thorough understanding and critique of classical liberal theory, and includes works on Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau and Tocqueville. Her most recent book,book Ideological Possession and the Rise of the New Right: The Political Thought of Carl Jung, was published in 2019 by Routledge. Her latest book, The Gap in God's Country: A Longer View on our Culture Wars, will be published in 2024 by Wipf & Stock. Her teaching includes courses on the history of political philosophy, ideologies, and environmental political thought. She also provides political philosophy and political theology content weekly on her Political Philosophy YouTube channel, which has over 22,000 subscribers and 1.6 million views, and its associated podcast.