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Juliet Johnson

Juliet Johnson

Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University; Visiting Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow


Juliet Johnson is Professor of Political Science at McGill University and McGill Director of the European Union Centre of Excellence - Montreal. Her research focuses primarily on money and banking in the post-communist world.

Her most recent book is Priests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World (Cornell 2016), which received the 2017 Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies, the 2017 Ed A Hewett Book Prize, the 2017 Marshall Shulman Book Prize, and the 2017 CPSA Prize in International Relations.

She is also author of A Fistful of Rubles: The Rise and Fall of the Russian Banking System (Cornell 2000); co-editor of Religion and Identity in Modern Russia: The Revival of Orthodoxy and Islam (Ashgate 2005); and author of articles in Europe-Asia Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs, Problems of Post-Communism, Journal of Common Market Studies, Comparative Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Social and Cultural Geography, Global Policy, and Review of International Political Economy (RIPE), among others. She regularly speaks internationally on central banking and finance. She was Lead Editor of Review of Political Economy from 2011-14 and Co-Editor from 2007-10.

She has been an Advisory Council member for the Kennan Institute, a Research Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. At McGill, she has served on the Board of Governors and as Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) for the Faculty of Arts and won the Faculty’s Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching. She received her PhD and MA in Politics from Princeton University and her AB in International Relations from Stanford University.