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Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies

Walton Johnson

Rutgers University

Walton R. Johnson is a full professor of Africana Studies and Anthropology at Rutgers University where he teaches courses on Africa, race relations, and social change. He received a B.A from Oberlin College and an M.A. and PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Professor Johnson has conducted fieldwork throughout Africa, the United States and Europe, focusing especially in southern Africa. Much of the research was funded by grants from the Ford Foundation, Fulbright, South African Institute of Race Relations, and the Social Science Research Council. His major publications include: Dismantling Apartheid: A South African Town in Transition, Inside the Mixed Marriage: Personal Accounts of Changing Attitudes, Patterns and Perceptions of Cross-Cultural and Interracial Marriages, and Worship and Freedom: A Black American Church in Zambia. Professor Johnson has sailed on two previous voyages with Semester at Sea and also served as an Interport Lecturer for South Africa.