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August 30, 2019

Scholar Brad Jones to present public lecture on immigration at 7 p.m. Sept. 11

Submitted by Karin Westman

Brad Jones

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, scholar Brad Jones will present "Lost Inside: The Migrant Death Crisis on the U.S.-Mexico Border" at 7 p.m. in the McVay Family Town Hall in the Leadership Studies Building. The talk is free and open to the public. It will also stream live via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/bradjones2019.

Jones is a professor of political science at the University of California, Davis. His research interests and expertise encompass the domains of race and ethnic politics, in particular Latina/o politics.

Jones' most recent work addresses questions pertinent to race and ethnic politics, with a particular focus on how Latina/os "see," interpret, and cope with stereotyping and discrimination. He is 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, including U.S. immigration policy.

Jones' research has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, among other journals. His most recent book is "Event History Modeling for the Social Sciences," co-authored with Janet Box-Steffensmeier and published by Cambridge University Press.

Outside of academia, Jones works extensively with Humane Borders, assisting with their efforts to provide water to migrants crossing through the Sonoran desert. He is an authorized driver for Humane Borders for the Organ Pipe National Monument water stations. Professor Jones also regularly works in migrant transit shelters on the U.S.-Mexico border. As a proud third-generation Mexican American, Professor Jones honors the opportunity to assist migrants in need in the U.S.-Mexico border zone.

Jones' talk is sponsored by the Department of Political Science and the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, Leadership Studies, the Center for Engagement and Community Development, and the Office of the Provost.