Matthew Johnson supervises 1 postgraduate research students. If these students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:
I have an eclectic range of research interests broadly converging around the politics of cultural diversity and the relationship between culture, wellbeing, institutions and circumstance. I have written about such topics in Ethnicities, Social Indicators Research, Educational Theory, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Journal of Medical Ethics, British Journal of Educational Studies, Australian Journal of Politics and History,several edited books, including The Legacy of Marxism (Bloomsbury Continuum), and my monograph, Evaluating Culture: Wellbeing, Institutions and Circumstance (Palgrave). I am founding editor of the quarterly journal, Global Discourse, which is published quarterly by Taylor and Francis and have taught at the Universities of Newcastle, Queensland, Iceland and York.
I am the principal investigator on a participatory project entitled A Cross-Cultural Working Group on ‘Good Culture’ and Precariousness, which involves non-academic community co-researchers from Ashington, a former coalmining community in my native North East of England, and Aboriginal Australian communities from around Brisbane, Australia, working together through exchanges to each other’s communities to examine and develop guidelines for ‘good’ cultural responses to precariousness. The project has been funded by a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, a British Academy Rising Start Engagement Award, two FASS Knowledge Exchange Fellowships and The Centre for Community Policy, Research and Development, Australia (formerly Murri Mura Aboriginal Corporation). Two films covering the project have been produced by Brightmoon Media. An archive of video material, interviews and media coverage produced during the project is available at the project YouTube channel.
The relationship between culture, cultural diversity and human wellbeing
Invasive cultural practices, particularly FGM and male circumcision
Aboriginal Australian affairs
Multiculturalism and toleration
Contemporary Marxism and political ideology
Ukraine, Russia and Eastern European politics
PPR220 Modern Political Thought 1, PPR344 Politics of Cultural Diversity, PPR389 Politics Employability and Engagement through Outreach, PPR399 BA Hons Dissertation supervision, PPR437 Conflict, Culture and Toleration.
I have been interviewed on, among other things, British politics, regional politics in the North East and North West, Aboriginal politics, cultural diversity, Eastern European politics, the Ukraine conflict. I was BBC Radio Cumbria’s 2015 General Election night analyst. I am more than happy to be interviewed on the broad topics outlined under ‘research interests’ above.