Isaiah is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics at Princeton University in the fields of American politics and quantitative methods. He studies the intersection of political behavior and racial identity formation, focusing on understanding the psychological mechanisms that underscore privilege, classism, and racism within the American voter. Before Princeton, Isaiah attended the University of Houston for both his M.A. and B.S. in political science. Isaiah enjoys being outdoors in his free time, trying new food spots, spending time with his family, and enjoying a good brewery for a sporting or social event.

Recent Publications

  • Rottinghaus, Brandon and Isaiah Johnson. Forthcoming. “Presidential ‘Pitches’ and White House Pressure: Inter-Personal Presidential Persuasion and in a Shared Lawmaking Environment.” Presidential Studies Quarterly.

  • Johnson, Isaiah and Guillermo Ortega. 2021. “Diversity and School Boards: An Analysis of Race, Geography, and Education Policy in Houston School Districts.” University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies.