Jonathan Fox

Fellow | Professor of International Development

Jonathan Fox joined the faculty of the School of International Service at American University in August 2013, where he teaches in the International Development Program. He comes to Washington DC from the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His current research focuses on international open government reforms, transparency and accountability in Mexican rural development policy, and on civic engagement in central California. He collaborates with civic groups in southern Mexico to develop their capacity to monitor social investment and agricultural policies. In addition, three years of action-research partnerships recently produced bilingual research reports on Latino youth civic engagement with the UCSC Chicano-Latino Research Center and the UC Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California. Jonathan Fox collaborates with a wide range of public interest groups, foundations, public sector organizations and social organizations, with a focus on policy analysis, program evaluation, impact assessment, capacity-building, strategic planning, as well as board service.