Dr Chelsea Johnson

Dr Chelsea Johnson

Fellow of Comparative Politics

Department of Government

+44 (0)207 955 6557
Room No
CON 4.20
Office Hours
Mondays 10:30 - 12:30 in CON 4.20 (by appointment via LSE for You)

About me

I completed my PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in December 2015. My thesis analyses the implementation of power-sharing reforms as a mechanism of resolving intra-state conflict and the incorporation and participation of rebel leaders in post-conflict regimes. Employing a mixed-method approach, I compiled an original global dataset of negotiated settlements to armed conflict (1975-2010), which contributes a novel coding of various types of power-sharing provisions, and I spent two years conducting field research in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to my responsibilities as Fellow of Government at LSE, I am a Postdoctoral Researcher on a Carnegie Fellowship-funded project exploring the political economy of democratic transitions in sub-Saharan Africa.

Research interests

  • Conflict resolution
  • Post-conflict transitions
  • Ethnic conflict and insurgency
  • Power-sharing democracy
  • Constitutional engineering
  • African politics
  • Democratization in the developing world

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV4E1: Comparative Democratization in a Global Age
  • GV4F9: The Challenges of Governance and Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa