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Dr Matthew Johnson

Lecturer

Matthew Johnson

County South

Lancaster University

Bailrigg

Lancaster LA1 4YL

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 594254

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My office hours are Monday 2:00-3:00 and Thursday 1-2.

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Research overview

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 EthnicitiesSocial Indicators ResearchEducational TheoryCritical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy and Journal of Medical Ethics, my edited book, The Legacy of Marxism (Continuum), and my monograph, Evaluating Culture: Wellbeing, Institutions and Circumstance(Palgrave). I am founding editor of the 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 currently developing 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 is funded by a philanthropic foundation. A Lancaster University Knowledge Exchange Fellowship is funding Roger Appleton of Brightmoon Media to film a documentary on the project.

Research Interests

The relationship between culture, cultural diversity and human wellbeing

Invasive cultural practices, particularly FGM and male circumcision

Aboriginal Australian affairs

Multiculturalism and toleration

‘Big Society'

Contemporary Marxism and political ideology

 Ukraine, Russia and Eastern European politics

 

See A Cross-Cultural Working Group on ‘Good Culture’ and Precariousness

Current Teaching

Additional Information

Media

I have been interviewed on, among other things, the recent Ukraine crisis. I am more than happy to be interviewed on the broad topics outlined under ‘research interests’ above.

  • Published

    Cultural evaluation

    Johnson, M. 2014 Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research. Michalos, A. C. (ed.). Springer, p. 1388-1394 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Forthcoming

    Introduction

    Johnson, M. 2014 Conservatism and ideology. London: Routledge, p. 1-3 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

  • Published

    Introduction

    Johnson, M. 2014 Circumcision, public health, genital autonomy and cultural rights. Johnson, M. & O'Branski, M. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 1-3 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

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