New Postdoctoral Fellow at the Maxwell Institute

07.18.2022 | The Maxwell Institute

The Neal A. Maxwell Institute is excited to welcome Dr. Rachael G. Johnson as a postdoctoral fellow. Guided by the Institute’s mission, faculty and staff at the Maxwell Institute work to “inspire and fortify Latter-day Saints” and engage “the world of religious ideas.” 

Dr. Johnson studies the historical and theological foundations of embodiment in the nineteenth-century transatlantic world. She received her Ph.D. in early modern European and Latin American history from the University of Virginia where she specialized in the theology and sociocultural history of  early modern Spanish Catholicism. She received support for her work as a Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellow and a Dumas Malone Dissertation Fellow. 

Maxwell Institute executive director Spencer Fluhman is excited to welcome Dr. Johnson to the Institute. “Dr. Johnson is an exceptionally talented thinker and writer who will help Latter-day Saint readers see their own faith more clearly through understanding its uniqueness, and connections, to the larger Christian world. She will be a strong addition to the Institute faculty.” Dr. Johnson will join the Institute on September 1, 2022.