Michael Jones-Correa

President’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science; Director, Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration (CSERI)
214 Stiteler Hall
(215) 898-4255 (office)

Michael Jones-Correa, PhD Princeton University, teaches and does research on political participation and civic engagement; immigrant incorporation, naturalization and political mobilization; Latino politics and public opinion; racial and ethnic politics and identity; inter-ethnic contact, negotiation and coalition-building; comparative urban politics.  At Penn, he is Presidential Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Immigration (CSERI).   He taught previously at Harvard and at Cornell, where he served as the Robert J. Katz Chair of the Department of Government. He is a co-author of Latinos in the New Millennium (Cambridge, 2012) and Latino Lives in America: Making It Home (Temple, 2010), the author of Between Two Nations: The Political Predicament of Latinos in New York City (Cornell, 1998), the editor of Governing American Cities: Inter-Ethnic Coalitions, Competition and Conflict (Russell Sage Foundation, 2001) and co-editor of Outsiders No More? Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation (Oxford 2013.  His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science and the Social Science Quarterly, among other journals.

Jones-Correa is a co-PI of the 2006 Latino National Survey, a national state-stratified survey of Latinos in the United States; the 2012 and 2016 Latino Immigrant National Election Study, and the Philadelphia-Atlanta Project, a collaborative research project on contact, trust and civic participation among immigrant and native-born residents of Philadelphia and Atlanta.  His research has received support from the Carnegie, Ford, MacArthur, Robert Wood Johnson, Russell Sage and National Science foundations, among others.

Over 2010-2013, Jones-Correa was the team leader and ISS fellow for the theme project “Immigration: Settlement, Immigration and Membership,” at the Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell.  Jones-Correa has been a visiting fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University.  In 2004-2005 he served on the Committee on the Redesign of US Naturalization Test for the National Academy of Sciences, in 2009 was elected as vice president of the American Political Science Association, from 2010-2013 to the American National Election Studies (ANES) Board of Overseers. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation and as chair of the Council of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).  

Courses Taught: 

* Dilemmas of Immigration
* The Politics of Slow Moving Crises
* Comparative Urbanization
* Research Seminar on Immigration
* Politics, Groups and Identities

University of Pennsylvania
208 S. 37th Street, Room 217
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215
Phone: (215) 898-7641

Anne Norton Chair
Matthew Levendusky Graduate Chair
Marc Meredith Undergraduate Chair