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Diana Johnson

Diana Johnson

Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor History and Ethnic Studies


Assistant Professor
Office Phone(909) 537-3836
Office LocationSB-329

Office Hours

Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Originally from Washington state, Diana Johnson received her BA from Eastern Washington University and her MA and PhD in History from the University of California Davis.  Dr. Johnson specializes in the history of race and ethnicity in the United States, political activism, and oral history.  She is currently completing a book manuscript chronicling the history of multiracial coalition building and transnational politics among Black, Native American, Asian American and Chicanx activists based in Seattle during the 1970s and 1980s. Before joining CSUSB, Diana Johnson served as Assistant Professor of History and Global Black Studies at SUNY Purchase. She has also worked as an advisor for the McNair Scholars Program at UC Davis and as an instructor for Mount Tamalpais College at San Quentin State Prison. 





Ph.D. University of California, Davis, Department of History, June 2017

Minor Field: Cross-Cultural Women’s and Gender History           

B.A  History and Spanish (double-major), Eastern Washington University, 2010



US Women’s History Post-1865

US History 1877-Present

Ethnic Studies: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

Introduction to Oral History

African American History 1865-Present

Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in the United States

US Foreign Relations Since 1898

The Sixties in America

US History 1877-1945

US History 1945- Present