Leigh Johnson, Department of Geography

Leigh Johnson, Department of Geography

Leigh Johnson

Assistant Professor

Faculty bio 

Leigh Johnson is an economic and human environment geographer with specialties in the politics of climate change, financial risk, and global development. She has published extensively on the relationship between climate change and financial risk, and the global development sector’s turn to risk management and insurance. She has contributed to national and international expert conversations on managed retreat, loss mitigation, disaster risk and resilience, and green climate finance. 

Recent Media:
Smart contract-enabled insurance holds promise, but can it be scaled? (Cointelegraph, Oct. 14, 2022)
UO geography prof urges change in pandemic fund oversight (Around the O, April 2, 2020)