Amy Johnson

Assistant Professor of History
Global Commons 209
2675 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5811

Brief Biography

Dr. Amy M. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of History and General Studies in Elon's Department of History and Geography.  Her areas of research are Pre-colonial West African History, the Atlantic Slave Trade, Early Colonial Caribbean History, and Slavery and Resistance.


Dr. Johnson received her BA in Spanish and African Diasporic Studies from Tufts Universtiy.  She received her Master's and Doctoral degree in History from Duke University.  She also holds a certificate in African and African American studies from Duke University.

Employment History

Elon University

Assistant Professor of History and General Studies, August 2011-Present 

Post-Doctoral Fellow and Assistant Professor of History, August 2009-August 2011


Saint Augustine’s College

Assistant Professor of Africana History, August 2007-May 2009


Duke University

Visiting Professor, Department of African and African American Studies, 2009

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