Alexis M. Johnson

Alexis M. Johnson

  • Ph.D. Student


Alexis M. Johnson is a doctoral candidate specializing in the history of education. Her dissertation examines a black student-led movement for education reform in the San Francisco Bay Area from 1961-1969. A public historian, Johnson is an associate director of the Teachers in the Movement Oral History Project, a co-PI with the National Park Service’s Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site Ethnographic Resource Study, and the 2022-2023 Mellon Sawyer Seminar Graduate Fellow with the UVA Democracy Initiative Memory Project. Prior to doctoral studies, Johnson was a director of academic advising and a writing center coordinator at two Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).


Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2023 (anticipated)
M.A., University of Louisville, 2015
B.A., Francis Marion University, 2013

Curriculum Vitae


  • History of African American Education
  • History of Higher Education
  • Student Activism
  • Social Movements and Education Reform