Professor Brad Jones
The LPRG@UC Davis is run by Professor Brad Jones. Professor Jones' research focuses on discrimination, stereotyping and Latina/o politics. In particular, he is interested in questions about how Latina/os see, perceive, and experience discrimination. Additionally, Professor Jones is interested in how immigrants are portrayed, viewed, and treated by nonimmigrant populations. His research on these topics has been published widely, including in top journals like the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, and Legislative Studies Quarterly. Several Ph.D. students as well as UCD undergraduates work with and assist Professor Jones in LPRG's research. In addition to research, he regularly volunteers to assist Latina/o migrants on the U.S. / Mexico Border.
Professor Omar García-Ponce
Omar García-Ponce Assistant Director of the LPRG@UC Davis. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. His research focuses broadly on political and economic development, with emphasis on topics related to political behavior, crime, and conflict. He has two main lines of ongoing research. One examines how violence affects behavioral outcomes and the development of institutions. His second line of research is on the political economy of organized crime, with a regional focus on the U.S.-Mexico drug trade. His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, and the Journal of the European Economic Association.
Graduate and Undegraduate Affiliates
Graduate student affiliates of LPRG@UCD include Maria Pantoja and Fan Lu. Both Maria and Fan are interested in intergroup relations, immigration, and discrimination. In addition, several undergraduate students are employed by LPRG@UCDavis, including Viviana Aguilar-Hernandez, Gabriel Martinez, Tania Quintana, and Alejandro Ventura. If you are an undergraduate student interest in the LPRG, email Professor Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Currently we have several affiliates with LPRG including Kristina Flores-Victor, Assistant Professor at UC Sacramento Center, Jeffrey Sherman, Professor of Psychology, UC Davis, Rene Rocha, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa, and Dave Vannette (currently visiting graduate student at UC Davis), Dept. of Communication, Stanford. Dave has been deeply involved in helping us craft and code up our current study.