Andi specializes in the anthropology and history of science. Her research tracks the rise of exercise physiology in the U.S. from the 1920s and explores the transnational networks and practices through which sport science travels today. Andi enjoys teaching undergraduate courses on the history of health policy in the U.S. (especially insurance), the social basis of health and illness, and different ways of knowing in science and sport. Andi has graduate degrees in Anthropology and in the History and Sociology of Science.
the anthropology and history of exercise physiology
epistemologies of human sciences
postcolonial science and technology studies
the politics of the body
Johnson, A. (2020) “Manufacturing Invisibility in ‘the Field’: Distributed Ethics, Wearable Technology, and the Case of Exercise Physiology,” pp. 41-71 in J. Sterling and M. McDonald, eds., Sports, Society, and Technology: Bodies, Practices, and Knowledge Production, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
Johnson, A. (2019) “The Historiography of Physiology,” in M. R. Dietrich, M.E. Borello, and O. Harman, eds., Handbook of the Historiography of Biology, Springer.
Morgan AU, Dupuis R, D'Alonzo B, Johnson A, Graves A, Brooks KL, McClintock A, Klusaritz H, Bogner H, Long JA, Grande D, Cannuscio CC. “Beyond Books: Public Libraries as Partners for Population Health,” Health Affairs, 2016; 35(11):2030-6. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2016.0724.
Johnson, A. “’They Sweat for Science’: The Harvard Fatigue Laboratory and Self-Experimentation in American Exercise Physiology,” Journal of the History of Biology, 2015, 48(3): 425-454.
Johnson, A. “The Athlete as Model Organism: The Everyday Practice of the Science of Human Performance,” Social Studies of Science, 2013, 43(6): 878-904.
Johnson, A. “Measuring Fatigue: The Politics of Innovation and Standardization in a South African Lab,” Biosocieties, 2013, 8(2): 289-310.
Science and technology studies, history of medicine, cultural anthropology.
American Health Policy
The Social Determinants of Health
Sport Science in the World
Sport Science, Medicine, & Technology
Technology & Medicine in Modern America
Health & Societies: Global Perspectives
Disease and Society
Gender and Health