Faculty Profile for Dr. Ronald Angelo Johnson

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Dr. Ronald Angelo Johnson
Associate Professor — History
TMH 202
phone: (512) 245-2142

Biography Section

Research Interests

Ronald Angelo Johnson is a historian of the early United States with research interests including diplomacy and religion in the Early U.S. Republic and the Atlantic World.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Johnson, R. A. (n.d.). Frederick Douglass and a Diplomacy of Blackness. Black Perspectives. African American Intellectual History Society.
  • Johnson, R. A. (2019). Enslaved by History: Slavery’s Enduring Influence on the Memory of Pierre Toussaint. In Traces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic World (pp. 170–187). New York: Routledge.
  • Johnson, R. A. (2019). “A Very Curious Game”: The Racialized Public Diplomacy of Toussaint Louverture in the United States. Journal of Caribbean History, 53, 82–116.
  • Johnson, R. A. (2018, May). New West Indian Guide. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1163/22134360-09201018
  • Johnson, R. A. (2018). Not Your Fathers’ Revolution: Internationalizing American Independence. Reviews in American History (Vol. 46, pp. 14–20). Johns Hopkins University Press.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi National Honor Society Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. April 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: International Studies Professor of the Year, Center for International Studies. May 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi National Honor Society Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi National Honor Society. April 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Faculty of the Year, Black Student Alliance. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State University Alumni Association. June 2017

Selected Grants

  • Johnson, Ronald Angelo. Verena & Kenneth Wilson Latin American Research Grant, Center for International Studies, Texas State University. (Funded: June 2018). Grant.
  • Johnson, Ronald Angelo. African-American History and Culture in the Georgia Lowcountry, National Endowment for the Humanities, Federal. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Johnson, Ronald Angelo. Albert B. Alkek Library Research Grant, Texas State University. (Funded: 2010). Grant.
  • Johnson, Ronald Angelo. Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellowship, Library Company of Philadelphia, Private / Foundation / Corporate. (Funded: 2009). Grant.
  • Johnson, Ronald Angelo. Harold D. Woodman Graduate Research Award, Purdue University, Institutional (Higher Ed). (Funded: 2009). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Edward J. Perkins Study Abroad Award Committee
Retention Council
September 2019-Present
Council on Inclusion Excellence
August 2019-Present
Speaker Event - Baptists & Religious Liberty: Across Time and Race
March 13, 2019-Present
Speaker Event - From Dissenters to Influencers: How Religious Liberty Allowed Baptists to Flourish in the U.S.
March 12, 2019-Present