Professor Ron Johnston FBA
About this Fellow
Ron Johnston has been a professor in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol since 1995: previously he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex (1992-1995) and Professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield (1974-1992), having held posts before that at the University of Canterbury (1967-1974) and Monash University (1964-1966). His main research interests are in electoral studies, urban social geography and the history of geography. He was awarded the OBE for services to scholarship in 2011, and the Prix Vautrin Lud in 1999: he also has awards from the Royal Geographical Society, the Association of American Geographers and the Political Studies Association.
- Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
- Professor of Geography, The University of Sheffield, 1974 - 1992
- Vice-Chancellor, University of Essex, 1992 - 1995
- Professor of Geography, University of Bristol, 1995
- Professor, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University of Bristol, 1995
Cultural Geography Western Europe
I am an anthropologist with a particular interest in popular culture, religion, and the verbal arts, both oral and written. Most of my research has been in the Yoruba-speaking area of Nigeria, and I am currently working on early Yoruba print culture.
Social & Cultural Anthropology, Other Branches West Africa