Jonathan A Fox

TitleProfessor Emeritus
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentLatin American & Latino Studies,
Merrill College,
College Nine
AffiliationsChicano Latino Research Center,
Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California,
Environmental Studies Department
Web Site Online publications
OfficeMerrill Academic, room 32
Campus Mail StopMerrill Faculty Services
Mail1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA
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Research Interests

Democratization, transparency & accountability, transnational civil society, migration, civic and political participation, race and ethnicity, advocacy coalitions & networks, social & environmental policy, [Field research experience: Mexico, Brazil, Philippines, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Chile, California, Washington, D.C.]

Biography, Education and Training

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Ph.D. in Political Science, 1981-1986
Princeton University: B.A. in Politics, East Asian Studies minor, University Scholar, summa cum laude, 1976-1980

Honors, Awards and Grants

> Adaljira Sosa-Riddell Mentoring Award, for Exemplary Mentoring of Latino/a Graduate Students in Political Science, presented by the APSA Committee on the Status of Latinos and Latinas in the Profession, 2013
> "Recognition" 15th Anniversary Assembly, National Association of Marketing Enterprises (ANEC), Mexico City (2010)
> Hewlett Foundation, Global Development Program (2005-2013)
> LASA/OXFAM Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship (2004)
> Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2004-2005)
Rockefeller Foundation (2002-2003, 2004-2005)
> “Bastón de mando,” Oaxacan Indigenous Binational Front, Fresno, California, 2002
Ford Foundation (2000-2003, 2001-2002, 2003-2004)
“Bastón de mando,” San Miguel Tlacotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, April, 1999
University of California, MEXUS (1997-1998, 1998-1999, 2003, 2004-2005)
MacArthur Foundation (1995, 1997-1998, 2001)
Council on Foreign Relations, International Affairs Fellowship (1995-96)
C.S. Mott Foundation (1994, 2000-2001)
Social Science Research Council (1989, 1993, 1995)
Institute for the Study of World Politics, Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (1986)
Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego, Research Fellowship (1985-86)
Inter-American Foundation, Doctoral Field Research Fellowship (1984-85)

Selected Publications

Co-editor [with Libby Haight] Subsidizing Inequality: Mexican Corn Policy Since NAFTA Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/CIDE/UC Santa Cruz, 2010 (also in Spanish)

Co-author [with Xóchitl Bada, Robert Donnelly and Andrew Selee] Context Matters: Latino Immigrant Civic Engagement in Nine US Cities, Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2010 (also in Spanish)

Co-author [with Chris Bacon and Ernesto Mendez] "Cultivating Sustainable Coffee: Persistent Paradoxes," in Chris Bacon, Ernesto Mendez, Stephen Gliessman, David Goodman and Jonathan Fox (eds.), Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Sustaining Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008

Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007

Co-editor [with Libby Haight, Helena Hofbauer and Tania Sánchez] Mexico’s Right-to-Know Reforms: Civil Society Perspectives, Mexico City: FUNDAR/Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2007 (also in Spanish)

Co-editor [with Xóchitl Bada and Andrew Selee] Invisible No More: Mexican Migrant Civic Participation in the United States, Washington, D.C. Woodrow Wilson Center, Mexico Institute/University of California, Santa Cruz, LALS, 2006 (also in Spanish)

Co-editor [with Dana Clark & Kay Treakle], Demanding Accountability: Civil Society Claims and the World Bank Inspection Panel, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003 (also in Spanish)

Co-editor [with Gaspar Rivera-Salgado], Indigenous Mexican Migrants in the United States, La Jolla: University of California, San Diego, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies & Center for US-Mexican Studies, 2004 (also in Spanish)

Co-editor [with David Brooks], Cross-Border Dialogues: US-Mexico Social Movement Networking, La Jolla: University of California, San Diego, Center for US-Mexican Studies, 2002

Co-editor [with L. David Brown] The Struggle for Accountability: The World Bank, NGOs and Grassroots Movements, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1998

Co-author [with Josefina Aranda], Decentralization and Rural Development in Mexico: Community Participation in Oaxaca's Municipal Funds Program, La Jolla: UC, San Diego, Center for US-Mexican Studies, 1996

Co-editor [with Wayne Cornelius & Ann Craig], Transforming State-Society Relations in Mexico: The National Solidarity Strategy, La Jolla: University of California San Diego, Center for US-Mexican Studies, 1994

The Politics of Food in Mexico: State Power and Social Mobilization, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992

Editor, The Challenge of Rural Democratization: Perspectives From Latin America and the Philippines, London: Frank Cass, 1990

Selected Presentations

"Siete mitos sobre subsidios agricolas," presented at the Economics Dept., UNAM, Mexico City, Sept, 2010

“Mexico's Right-to-Know Reforms: Testing the Transition,” presented at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Latin American Studies, Sept., 2008

"Future Directions," presented at "Today We March, Tomorrow We Vote: Latino Immigrant Civic Participation in Los Angeles," Center for Labor Research and Education, University of California, Los Angeles, May, 2008

"El acceso a la rendicion de cuentas: Voces individuales o colectivos?," presented at Semi nario Internacional "Candados y Derechos: Proteccion de Programas Sociales y Construccion de Ciudadania," Mexico City, United Nations Development Program, April 2007

"Mapping Mexican Migrant Civil Society," presented at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Nov., 2005

“Repensar lo rural ante la globalización: La sociedad civil migrante,” Conferencia Magistral, Asociación Mexicana de Estudios Rurales, Quinto Congreso, Oaxaca, May, 2005

“Lessons from Action-Research Partnerships” LASA/OXFAM Martin Diskin Memorial Lecture, Latin American Studies Association, XXV Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada, October, 2004

"Reframing Mexican Migration as a Multi-Ethnic Process," Presented to the Yale Agrarian Studies Colloquim, Oct., 2004

"Advocacy Research and the World Bank: Propositions for Discussion,” presented at the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco,California, Nov. 2000

"Vertically Integrated Civil Society Policy Monitoring: A Tool for Civil Society Advocacy," presented at MacArthur Foundation Mexico Fellows meeting, Hacienda Jurica, Qto, 1997

Courses Taught

LALS 194S: La crisis del campo mexicano (undergraduate seminar, taught in Spanish)
LALS 148: Action-Research (new course)
LALS 220: Transnational Civil Society: Limits and Possibilities (graduate seminar)
LALS/POL 243: Comparative Methods (graduate seminar, new course)
LALS 190: Field Internships
LALS 100A/W: Politics and Society: Concepts and Methods (core course)
LALS 199F: Directed Readings
LALS 80D: Political Change in Mexico