Senior Lecturer

352 Cohen Hall
Mon 2-3:15 in person; Wed 3-4:15 online; please email to get the zoom link or to set up an appointment outside these times



Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
M.A. Arizona State University
B.A. University of Maryland

Andi specializes in the anthropology and history of science. Her dissertation, Human Performance: An Ethnographic and Historical Account of Exercise Physiology, tracked the rise of exercise physiology in the U.S. from the 1920s and explores the transnational networks and practices through which it travels today. Andi is currently working on a book manuscript, One Day in Chepkoilel, about different ways of knowing in science and sport. Andi has graduate degrees in Anthropology and in the History and Sociology of Science.

Research Interests

the anthropology and history of exercise physiology
epistemologies of human sciences
lab-field relationships
postcolonial science and technology studies
the politics of the body


Selected Work

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.

Teaching Fields

Science and technology studies, history of medicine, cultural anthropology.

Courses Taught

Human Experimentation (critical writing seminar)
Clinical Trials (critical writing seminar)
Global Health
Disease and Society
Technology and Medicine in Modern America
Gender and Health
American Health Policy
The Science of Sport (critical speaking seminar)

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