Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Boston College
Website URL
urban history, violence, immigration, Boston
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Personal Info

About Me

Marilynn S. Johnson is Professor of History at Boston College where she teaches modern US urban and social history. She received her Ph.D. in history at New York University and has taught at Southern Methodist University and the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies at MIT.  Her research focuses on migration, urban social relations, race, gender and violence. Her books include The Second Gold Rush: Oakland and the East Bay in World War II (1993) and Street Justice: A History of Police Violence in New York City (2004).  Most recently, she published The New Bostonians: How Immigrants Have Transformed the Metro Area Since the 1960s (2015).  She now directs a public history website called Global Boston, which explores and documents immigration history in greater Boston.

Recent Publications

The New Bostonians: How Immigrants Have Transformed the Metro Region Since the 1960s

Media Coverage
New York Times, Boston Globe, New York Daily News
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Family, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Urban History