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  teaches American Women’s history and Southern history. She is the author of Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges: Feminist Values and Social Activism, 1875-1915 (University of Georgia Press, 2008), Southern Ladies, New Women: Race, Region and Clubwomen in South Carolina, 1898-1930 (University Press of Florida, 2004), and the editor and author of the introduction to Southern Women at Vassar: The Poppenheim Family Letters, 1882-1916 (University of South Carolina Press, 2002). She co-edited a three volume historical anthology on South Carolina women, South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times (University of Georgia Press, 2009, 2010, and forthcoming 2012). She has published articles on Southern women, race, reform, and education. She is currently writing a book on women philanthropists who funded women’s rights causes including woman suffrage, higher education, and reproductive rights. Johnson is the co-founder and co-director of the Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Curriculum Vitae
Johnson-- Southern Ladies, New Woman Johnson--Southern Women at Vassar Johnson--Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges Johnson--South Carolina Women Vol 1 Johnson--South Carolina Women Vol 2