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  Jonathan A Fox

Jonathan A Fox

Professor Emeritus


831-459-3125 (Fax)


Social Sciences Division

Latin American & Latino Studies
Merrill College
College Nine

Professor Emeritus


Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas
Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California
Environmental Studies Department
Politics Department


Remote work location

Merrill/Crown Faculty Services

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Ph.D. in Political Science, 1981-1986
Princeton University: B.A. in Politics, East Asian Studies minor, University Scholar, summa cum laude, 1976-1980

Democratization, transparency & accountability, transnational civil society, migration, civic and political participation, race and ethnicity, advocacy coalitions & networks, social & environmental policy, [Field research experience: Mexico, Brazil, Philippines, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Chile, California, Washington, D.C.]

> Adaljira Sosa-Riddell Mentoring Award, for Exemplary Mentoring of Latino/a Graduate Students in Political Science, presented by the APSA Committee on the Status of Latinos and Latinas in the Profession, 2013
> "Recognition" 15th Anniversary Assembly, National Association of Marketing Enterprises (ANEC), Mexico City (2010)
> Hewlett Foundation, Global Development Program (2005-2013)
> LASA/OXFAM Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship (2004)
> Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2004-2005)
Rockefeller Foundation (2002-2003, 2004-2005)
> “Bastón de mando,” Oaxacan Indigenous Binational Front, Fresno, California, 2002
Ford Foundation (2000-2003, 2001-2002, 2003-2004)
“Bastón de mando,” San Miguel Tlacotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, April, 1999
University of California, MEXUS (1997-1998, 1998-1999, 2003, 2004-2005)
MacArthur Foundation (1995, 1997-1998, 2001)
Council on Foreign Relations, International Affairs Fellowship (1995-96)
C.S. Mott Foundation (1994, 2000-2001)
Social Science Research Council (1989, 1993, 1995)
Institute for the Study of World Politics, Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (1986)
Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego, Research Fellowship (1985-86)
Inter-American Foundation, Doctoral Field Research Fellowship (1984-85)

  • "Siete mitos sobre subsidios agricolas," presented at the Economics Dept., UNAM, Mexico City, Sept, 2010
  • “Mexico's Right-to-Know Reforms: Testing the Transition,” presented at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Latin American Studies, Sept., 2008
  • "Future Directions," presented at "Today We March, Tomorrow We Vote: Latino Immigrant Civic Participation in Los Angeles," Center for Labor Research and Education, University of California, Los Angeles, May, 2008
  • "El acceso a la rendicion de cuentas: Voces individuales o colectivos?," presented at Semi nario Internacional "Candados y Derechos: Proteccion de Programas Sociales y Construccion de Ciudadania," Mexico City, United Nations Development Program, April 2007
  • "Mapping Mexican Migrant Civil Society," presented at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Nov., 2005
  • “Repensar lo rural ante la globalización: La sociedad civil migrante,” Conferencia Magistral, Asociación Mexicana de Estudios Rurales, Quinto Congreso, Oaxaca, May, 2005
  • “Lessons from Action-Research Partnerships” LASA/OXFAM Martin Diskin Memorial Lecture, Latin American Studies Association, XXV Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada, October, 2004
  • "Reframing Mexican Migration as a Multi-Ethnic Process," Presented to the Yale Agrarian Studies Colloquim, Oct., 2004
  • "Advocacy Research and the World Bank: Propositions for Discussion,” presented at the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco,California, Nov. 2000
  • "Vertically Integrated Civil Society Policy Monitoring: A Tool for Civil Society Advocacy," presented at MacArthur Foundation Mexico Fellows meeting, Hacienda Jurica, Qto, 1997

LALS 194S: La crisis del campo mexicano (undergraduate seminar, taught in Spanish)
LALS 148: Action-Research (new course)
LALS 220: Transnational Civil Society: Limits and Possibilities (graduate seminar)
LALS/POL 243: Comparative Methods (graduate seminar, new course)
LALS 190: Field Internships
LALS 100A/W: Politics and Society: Concepts and Methods (core course)
LALS 199F: Directed Readings
LALS 80D: Political Change in Mexico

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