Chelsea Johnson


LSE Fellow in Government

Office: CON 7.03, Connaught House
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6557


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, and democratization in the developing world.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • GV101: Introduction to Political Science