Cedric Johnson is associate professor of African American Studies and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His teaching and research interests include African American political thought, neoliberal politics, and class analysis and race. His book, Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of African American Politics (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) was named the 2008 W.E.B. DuBois Outstanding Book of the Year by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists. Johnson is the editor of The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism and the Remaking of New Orleans (University of Minnesota Press, 2011). His writings have appeared in New Political Science, Jacobin, New Labor Forum, SOULS, Journal of Developing Societies, and In These Times. In 2008, Johnson was name the Jon Garlock Labor Educator of the Year by the Rochester Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. He is an assembly representative for UIC United Faculty Local 6456.