Alison Frank Johnson

Alison Frank Johnson is professor of history at Harvard University and a resident faculty at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES). She also serves as chair of the department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard.

She specializes in the history of German-speaking Europe and the Habsburg Monarchy in the modern period. She has written about environmental and economic history, natural resources, the death penalty, the Mediterranean slave trade, and popular religiosity, among other diverse topics.