History - College of Liberal Arts - Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Dr. Timothy Scott Johnson

Visiting Professional Assistant Professor of History  

Contact Information:
 Faculty Center - Rm 253C
 Mailing Unit - 5814
 Phone: (361) 825-2376
 E-mail: timothy.johnson@tamucc.edu 


Research Interests                                                                                       
 European Intellectual History
 Historical Theory


Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center, 2016
M.Phil., City University of New York Graduate Center, 2012
B.A., Denison University, 2007


My goal as an educator is not to drill series of facts into students’ heads—though facts do matter!—but to teach skills based in critical thinking, analysis, and historical inquiry. As James Baldwin once explained, “History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history.” Understanding the history of our world is about understanding who we are in our present and who we want to be. I orient my courses around understanding how past persons understood themselves and the world they inhabited as well as how those past histories have contributed to our present.



Translation of The Birth of Solidarity: The History of the French Welfare State, edited by Melinda Cooper (Durham: Duke University Press, 2020). https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-birth-of-solidarity

"Maud Mannoni and Piera Aulagnier on Mental Illness and Disability: Parents at the Border between Society and Childhood (France, 1960-1980).” Co-authored with Sophie Wustefeld, University of Liège. Psychoanalysis and History 21, no. 2 (August 2019). https://doi.org/10.3366/pah.2019.0295

Translation of Igor Krtolica and Guillaume Sibertin-Blanc, “The Children Estranged from Language: Fernand Deligny, in His Time, and against Lacan,” Psychoanalysis and History 21, no. 2 (August 2019). https://doi.org/10.3366/pah.2019.0296

 “Europe and North Africa in Jacques Berque’s Historical Sociology,” in North Africa and the Making of Europe: Governance, Institutions, and Culture, edited by Muriam Davis and Thomas Serres (Bloomsbury 2018). https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/north-africa-and-the-making-of-europe-9781350021839/

Translation of the Algerian National Liberation Front’s first declaration in The Political Thought of African Independence, edited by Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker (Hackett, 2017).  https://www.hackettpublishing.com/the-political-thought-of-african-independence-4117 

Review of Sophie Wahnich, La Révolution française n’est pas un mythe, H-France 17 (2017). http://www.h-france.net/reviews/vol17reviews.html

“Histories we Repeat.” Journal of the History of Ideas Blog. 19 October 2016. https://jhiblog.org/2016/10/19/histories-we-repeat/

Translation of Olivier Roy, “Jihadism is a Generational and Nihilist Revolt,” Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture 15, no. 1 (2016). http://logosjournal.com/2016/roy/