The author, Sophia N. Johnson, teaches in the interdisciplinary field of Political Economy, in the Department of Politics, with a dual appointment in the Center for Global Affairs at New York University. Her core area of research is in the analysis of governance patterns and locations of economic activity after market reforms.
She has served as a Visiting Scholar at the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS, New Delhi), a visiting researcher at Delhi University, Panjab University, Population Research Center of the University of Kashmir, and the Center for Development Studies in India.
She has also taught international affairs and sustainability at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), has lectured widely and is the author of the forthcoming publication, The Political Economy of Market Reforms (2015).
Dr. Johnson earned her BA at the University of Toronto and completed a Ph.D. at Rutgers University.