Rutgers, Africana Studies

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Walton R. Johnson
Position: Professor, Undergraduate Director
Department: Department of Africana Studies
Areas of Specialization: southern Africa; religion; social change

Wallton R. Johnson, Ph.D., Social Anthropology (African Studies, Southern Africa; Social Dominance) Walton Johnson was trained in social anthropology. He is currently Professor of Africana Studies. His field work has been primarily in southern Africa and he has published on religion and social change. His major works include: Worship and Freedom: A black American church in Zambia ; African Christianity: Patterns of Religious Continuity; Inside the Mixed Marriage: Accounts of Changing Attitudes, Patterns and Perceptions of Cross-Cultural and Interracial Marriages ; and Dismantling Apartheid: A South African Town in Transition. In recent years he has been exploring the nature of social dominance in human societies and is completing a manuscript entitled A Master Must Rule or Die, based on research in the United States. Professor Johnson teaches courses on Africa and race relations. 

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