Sister Mary Johnson is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur and a Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. At Trinity, she is also co-director of the Billiart Center for Social Justice. Previously she was on the faculty of Emmanuel College in Boston. She holds Research Associate status at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA)at Georgetown University.
Sister Mary holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a B.A. from Emmanuel College. She speaks nationally and internationally on issues related to Catholicism, religious life, and Catholic Social Teaching. She has authored numerous articles and book chapters, and has co-authored three books: Young Adult Catholics: Religion in the Culture of Choice (University of Notre Dame Press, 2001), New Generations of Catholic Sisters: The Challenge of Diversity (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Migration for Mission: International Catholic Sisters in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2019). She is a member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the Catholic Common Ground Initiative.