University of California, Santa Cruz
Latin American and Latino Studies

Jonathan Fox joined the faculty of the School of International Service at American University in August, 2013, where he will teach in the International Development Program. He comes to Washington DC from the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He began teaching at UCSC in 1996, and served twice as chair of the LALS Department. He has held fellowships in Washington, D.C. with the Council on Foreign Relations (1995-1996) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2004-2005).  He received his PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986, where he later served on the faculty (1988-1995).

Transparency and accountability, democratization, governance and participation, social and environmental policy, transnational civil society, immigration and youth civic/political engagement. Current projects address international open government reforms, transparency and accountability in Mexican rural development policy, and Latino civic engagement in central California.

"If we want to understand migrant civic, social, and political engagement, then leaders who directly represent migrants need to have seats at the table  -to participate in setting the agendas as well as in responding to them. This means working in partnership."