Leigh Johnson

Leigh Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Geography Department at the University of Oregon. An economic and human-environment geographer, her research focuses on attempts to manage disaster risks and compel climate adaptation through insurance and related financial instruments. She has published on the growth of catastrophe bond markets, sovereign insurance pools, and index-based insurance for smallholder farmers. Johnson holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of California, Berkeley (2011), and was previously a lecturer at the University of Zurich.