Graduate Students

Jonathan Collins

Contact Information

Office  4270 Bunche Hall




BA English Morehouse College; MA African American Studies UCLA

Fields of Study

American Politics; Race and Ethnic Politics; Quantitative Methods; Public Policy


Jonathan studies political behavior, race, democratic theory and public policy.  His dissertation explores the extent to which deliberative democracy influences political behavior at the local level.  His project also engages the role of race in democratic discourse as well as the implications of deliberative democracy for public policy, particularly education policy.  In studying the intersection of  deliberative democracy, political behavior, and public policy, Jonathan takes a mixed methods approach by collecting survey data, analyzing aggregate trends, as well as observing public hearings.



Lorrie Frasure-Yokley (chair), Matt Barreto, Mark Sawyer, Melvin Rogers, Michael Stoll (outside member)