Angus Johnston

About Me

Student Resources


I'm a historian of American student activism, and of student life and culture more broadly. I'm particularly interested in student activism beyond the 1960s, in the history of student government, and in the role of students in the university. My dissertation, "The United States National Student Association: Democracy, Activism, and the Idea of the Student, 1947-1978," was completed in January 2009.

I've been participating in scholarly and popular discussions of American student activism for a while now. My writing has appeared in several journals and anthologies, I've delivered lectures and workshops on the history of American student activism to undergraduate audiences at colleges across the country, and I maintain the website

In addition to all that, I teach at the City University of New York, I have edited two books as a freelancer, and I've contributed to various archival projects.

Details about each of these endeavors can be found at the links to the left. Feel free to drop me a line if you want to know more, or if you just want to say hello.