Michael Jones-Correa

MJC 22.05

President’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science

(215) 898-4255 (office)

Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, Room 438

Michael Jones-Correa (PhD Princeton) is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science and former, founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Immigration (CSERI) at the University of Pennsylvania.  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 Holding Fast: Resilience and Civic Engagement among Latino Immigrants (Russell Sage 2020), 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 2001) and co-editor of Outsiders No More? Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation (Oxford 2013.  He has published numerous articles and book chapters.

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.

Jones-Correa was the team leader and ISS fellow for the 2010-2013 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 1998-1999, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 2003-2004, and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University in 2009-2010.  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 served on the American National Election Studies (ANES) Board of Overseers, and from 2016-2020 on the council of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:

“Dilemmas of Immigration,” PoliSci 242. 

“The Politics of Slow-Moving Crises,” PoliSci 220.

“Philadelphia: Power, Space and Diversity,” PoliSci 398. 


Graduate Courses:

“Comparative Politics of Immigration,” PoliSci 798.  

"Emerging Frontiers in Latinx Politics," PoliSci 799. 

“Political Behavior,” PoliSci 599.  

“Politics, Groups and Identities,” PoliSci 598.  


CV (file)