Grad Students

Jay Johnson



Contact Information

Email    jamesgjohnson@ucla.edu
Office  Not Available

 

Fields of Study

international migration, political sociology, forced migration studies, cities, South Africa

Grants and Awards

  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship - $30,000 - 2016
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Sociology, UCLA – 2015 and 2016
  • Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, UCLA Graduate Division, $20,000 - 2013
  • Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf Peace Prize, $5,000 – 2011
  • Ford Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention - 2011
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA Graduate Division, $5,000 – 2011
  • UCLA Department of Sociology Fellowship, $16,000 per annum  – 2010 - 2015
  • US Fulbright Student Research Grant – South Africa, $21,000 – 2009

Conference Presentations

Johnson, Jay (2018). "Refugee Reception Offices and Contested Rights in South African Cities." Presented at the ASA Annual Meeting 2018, Session: "Refugees: Comparative Perpsectives from Above and Below," August 11-14, Philadelphia, PA.

Johnson, Jay (James). 2018. "Closure of Refugee Reception Offices in South Africa." Presented at the Oslo Migration Conference: Vulnerability, Protection and Agency; hosted by the Faculty of Law, Univerity of Oslo, and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), May 24-25, Oslo, Norway.

Johnson, Jay. 2018. “Contested Rights and Spaces in the City: the Case of Refugee Reception Offices in South Africa.” Presented at the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, March 13, Durban, South Africa. 

Johnson, Jay. 2018. “Urban Politics and Refugee Law: Refugee Reception Offices and Contested Residence in South African Cities.” Presented at the African Cities Centre Urban Conference, University of Cape Town, Feb. 1-3, Cape Town, South Africa.

Johnson, Jay. 2017. “Urban Politics and Refugee Law: Refugee Reception Offices and Contested Residence in South African Cities.” Presented at the Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA), Oct. 31, Cape Town, South Africa.

Johnson, Jay (James). 2013. "Integration and Diaspora: An Analysis of Discourses Used by Migrant Civil Society Organizations in South Africa." Presented at the annual meeting for the African Studies Association, Nov. 21-24, Baltimore, MD. 

Johnson, Jay (James). 2013.  "Integration and Diaspora: An Analysis of Discourses Used by Migrant Civil Society Organizations in South Africa.”  Presented at the colloquium "Taming the Demons: Reflections on Xenophobia, Social Cohesion, and Violence in Contemporary  South Africa,” May 10, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Advisors

Roger Waldinger (Chair), Lauren Duquette-Rury, Edward Walker, Tendayi Achiume (Law), Andrew Apter (History)

Collaborators

Fellow at the Academy for African Urban Diversity (AAUD), co-hosted by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI-MMG), Gottingen, Germany (September 2018) and the
African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (November 2017).

Degrees

C.Phil (2015) Sociology - UCLA

MA (2012) Sociology - UCLA

MA by Research (2010) Forced Migration Studies - African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

MSc (2006) Global Politics - London School of Economics and Political Science

BA (2005) Peace and Conflict Studies  - UC-Berkeley