Nancy Kwang Johnson


I’m a native New Yorker and have lived on two military bases and in my mother’s homeland of South Korea. I possess an MPA, MA, PhD (Cornell University, Government), MAT-TESOL (University of Southern California), and a BA (Vassar College, Political Science). At MIIS, I specialize in French (IPD).

Areas of interest

My areas of interest include Conflict Transformation, Ethnicity and Nationalism, Diaspora Studies, Intercultural Competence, and Critical Race Theory.

Project description

My project entitled, “Reimagining Diaspora Communities in Refugee Third Spaces,” seeks to explore how refugees reimagine (Anderson, 1983) their homelands and negotiate their multiple identities (Crenshaw, 1989) in their host countries (third spaces).