Meet Hume Fellow Baird Johnson, ’24

The New City native discovered a passion for historical research at Stanford.

Jun 14, 2024

Hume Honors Fellow Baird Johnson is a senior majoring in history with a focus on the Atlantic World of the late eighteenth century—specifically the political and philosophical origins of American Democracy. He hails from New York City. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Herodotus (Stanford's undergraduate history journal), a Stanford Constitutional Law Center Undergraduate Fellow, and serves as a History Peer Advisor. He is also a Gilder Lehrman College Fellow. Baird has a passion for historical research and has served as a research assistant on multiple projects as well as studied British intellectual history at Oxford. His work has been published in historical journals as well as online forums. In addition to history, Baird is an avid sports fan and delves deeply into sports analytics. After Stanford, he plans to pursue a career in constitutional law.

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