- Ph.D., Political Science, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1994
- M.A., Political Science, University of Missouri, 1990
- B.S., Political Science, Southeast Missouri State University, 1987
Brad Jones is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Davis as well as a faculty affiliate with UC Davis’ Global Migration Center. His research interests and expertise encompass the domains of race and ethnic politics, with an emphasis on Latina/o politics. His most recent work addresses questions pertinent to how Latina/os "see," interpret, and cope with stereotyping and discrimination. Professor Jones is particularly interested in questions related Latina/o identity and beliefs about discrimination and stereotyping as well as non-Latino perceptions of Latinos and Latino-relevant public policy, such as U.S. immigration policy. His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, and several other journals. In addition to his work in the field of race and ethnic politics, Professor Jones has also published widely in the field of political methodology, including Cambridge University Press book, Event History Modeling for the Social Sciences, co-authored with Janet Box-Steffensmeier. Outside of academia, Professor Jones works extensively on humanitarian issues in the Arizona/Sonoran (MX) desert. In conjunction with Humane Borders, Professor Jones assists with their efforts to provide water to migrants crossing through the Sonoran desert. He is an authorized Humane Borders driver for the Organ Pipe National Monument water stations. As a proud third-generation Mexican American, he honors the opportunity to assist migrants in need in the U.S.-Mexico border zone.
- Maltby, E., R. Rocha, B. Jones & D. Vannette. 2020. "Demographic Context, Mass Deportation, and Latino Linked Fate." Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.
- Jones, B., J. Sherman, N. Rojas, A. Hosek, D. Vannette, R. Rocha, O. García Ponce, M. Pantoja, & J. García-Amador. (2019) Trump-induced anxiety among Latina/os. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations.
- Jones, B., K. Flores Victor, & D. Vannette. (2019) Alien Citizens and the Canonical Immigrant: Do Stigmatized Attributes Affect Latina/o Judgment
about Discrimination? American Journal of Political Science
- Lu, Fan & B. Jones. (2019) Effects of belief versus experiential discrimination on race-based linked fate. Politics, Groups, and Identities.
- Jones, B., & D. Joesten-Martin. (2016) Path-to-Citizenship or Deportation? How Elite Cues Shaped Opinion on Immigration in the 2010 U.S. House
Elections. Political Behavior.
- Jones, B., Branton, R., & Cassese, E. (2012) Race, Ethnicity, and U.S. House Incumbent Evaluations. Legislative Studies Quarterly
- Jones, B., Branton, R., Cassese, E. & Westerland, C. (2011) All Along the Watchtower: Anti-Latino Affect, Acculturation Threat, and Immigration. Journal of Politics
- Jones, B., & Branton, R. (2005) Reexamining Racial Attitudes: The Conditional Relationship Between Diversity and Socioeconomic Environment. American Journal of Political Science
- Jones, B., & Branton, R. (2005) Beyond logit and probit: Duration models of single, repeating, and competing events for state policy adoption, State Politics and Policy Quarterly
- Jones, B., Crisp, B., Escobar-Lemmon, M., Jones, M., & Taylor-Robinson, M. (2004) Vote-seeking incentives and legislative representation in six presidential democracies, Journal of Politics 2004
- Jones, B. & Steenbergen, M. (2002) Modeling multilevel data structures, American Journal of Political Science
Professor Jones regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on race and ethnic politics, immigration politics, and Latina/o politics specifically. Additionally, he also teaches courses in political methodology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.