Luke Johnson is a graduate student in the M.A. program at the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He studies development, state-building, and countries in transition.
Prior to coming to Yale, he lived in Washington and worked as a journalist. Luke got his start writing on the 2010 elections for The American Independent, a nonprofit news outlet. He then moved to the D.C. bureau of The Huffington Post, where he was a politics reporter and associate editor, covering campaigns, Congress, and breaking news. Luke also worked for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, writing on developments in the post-Soviet region and reporting on foreign policy. In addition to reporting from Washington, he has reported from Moscow, where he earned a Knight Foundation fellowship, and Ukraine, where he was a freelance reporter.
He graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in government, earning departmental honors.