Skip to main content
Expand AU Menu

Jonathan Fox

Professor School of International Service

Jonathan Fox focuses on the relationship between citizen participation. transparency and accountability, from both scholarly and practitioner perspectives. He has carried out extensive research in rural Mexico, and with Latino immigrant organizations in the US. His projects involve dialogue with a wide range of public interest groups, grassroots organizations, development agencies, private foundations and government policymakers. He is currently launching a new "action-research incubator" at SIS: the Accountability Research Center.


PhD, Political Science, MIT, 1986 BA, Politics, Princeton, 1980

SIS-School of Intl Service
SIS - 224
flexible, by email appt
Contact Info
(202) 885-6231

Send email to Jonathan Fox

For the Media
To request an interview for a news story, call AU Communications at 202-885-5950 or submit a request.
See Also
Professor Fox's website

Partnerships & Affiliations

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Transparency and accountability, democratization, governance and participation, social and environmental policy, transnational civil society, immigration and youth civic/political engagement. Current projects address international open government reforms, social accountability, transparency and accountability in Mexican rural development policy, and Latino civic participation.

Selected Publications

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor, SIS, 2016
  • Adaljiza Sosa-Ridell Mentoring Award for Exemplary Mentoring of Graduate Students in Political Science, 2013
  • LASA/OXFAM 2004 Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship