Jennifer Jones is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Latino Studies. Her research uses qualitative methods to explore three distinct sources of change in the contemporary landscape – increasing migration, the growing multiracial population, and shifting social relations between and within racial groups. By focusing on these three themes, she works to expand our understanding of how people become racialized and make sense of that racial identity, as well as how those identities impact social relations. Her work also extends to the Americas more broadly, in which she investigates race in Latin America, with an emphasis on the experience of Afro-Latino populations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Her work has appeared in such journals as Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latino Studies, and Sociological Perspectives.
Research Interests: Racial formation, racial and ethnic relations, immigration, political sociology, Latino Studies, Latin America and the Caribbean, and qualitative methods.
Areas of Study: Race and Ethnicity, Social Movements / Political Sociology