Michael Jones-Correa, Ph.D., Director

Michael Jones-Correa, Ph.D., is President’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration. He taught previously at Harvard and Cornell, where he served as the Robert J. Katz Chair of the Department of Government from 2014-2016.  He is a co-author of Latinos in the New Millennium (Cambridge, 2012) and Latino Lives in America: Making It Home (Temple, 2010), the author of Between Two Nations: The Political Predicament of Latinos in New York City (Cornell, 1998), the editor of Governing American Cities: Inter-Ethnic Coalitions, Competition and Conflict (Russell Sage Foundation, 2001), and co-editor of Outsiders No More? Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation (Oxford 2013). He has been a lead investigator for the 2012 and 2016 Latino Immigrant National Election Study (LINES), the 2006 Latino National Survey, the Philadelphia-Atlanta Project, and other research, as well as the author of several dozen pieces on immigration, race, ethnicity, and citizenship in the United States.  This research has received support from the Carnegie, Ford, MacArthur, Russell Sage, and National Science foundations, among others. Dr. Jones-Correa has been a visiting fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University, and was team leader and fellow for the 2010-2013 theme project “Immigration: Settlement, Immigration, and Membership,” at the Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell.

Ankit Rastogi, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ankit received their Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2020. Ankit’s work investigates the widespread trend towards racial residential integration in U.S. suburbs, the factors that facilitate the persistence of racially integrated suburbs, and the potential influence of residential integration on schools and the socioeconomics of place. They are generally excited about thinking beyond the city to understand the lives of people of color, our relationship to place, and what suburban and rural people of color have to tell us about multiethnic communities and racial formation. Ankit received their BA in biology from Dartmouth College and an MSc in biostatistics from Harvard University. Between degrees they worked at the national ACLU and the New York City Department of Education.

Anne Kalbach, MBA, Center Administrator