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)