Faculty Bio: Victoria Johnson

Associate Professor

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organizations, cultural history, and the natural environment

Common Courses Taught

URBG 701: Introduction to Organization and Management
URBG 787.19: Leading in the American Nonprofit Sector
URBS 403.1M: Introduction to Arts Management


Ph.D. Sociology, Columbia University
B.A. Philosophy, Yale University


Victoria Johnson is Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College in New York City. She earned her PhD in sociology from Columbia in 2002, writing a dissertation that was subsequently published as Backstage at the Revolution: How the Royal Paris Opera Survived the End of the Old Regime (University of Chicago Press, 2008). She earned her undergraduate degree at Yale in philosophy in 1991, also studying music and art history there before moving to Berlin to spend a year studying music and sociology at the Humboldt-Universität.

Before moving to New York City in 2015, she taught on organizations and philanthropy at the University of Michigan (2002-2015), where she was a tenured associate professor in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Her current research lies at the intersection of organizations, cultural history, and the natural environment. In 2015-2016, she was the Birkelund Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, where she worked on a book on New York City and the natural environment entitled  American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic (Liveright Publishing, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, June 2018).

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