Jonathan Collins

Jonathan Collins is an Assistant Professor of Education at Brown University.

​His research interests center on questions of racial and ethnic minority political behavior, democratic governance, local and urban politics, and public policy - particularly education policy.

Jonathan has written on race, empirical approaches to democratic theory, education finance, urban school reform, urban school governance,  African-American voting behavior, Millennial voting behavior, child care policy, political attitudes toward climate change, and more.

His work has been published in Political Behavior, the Journal of Urban Affairs, Local Government Studies  and the Harvard Journal of African American Policy​.  His writings have appeared in the Washington Post, and he is currently an opinion-editorial columnist for Education Week

Jonathan was born and raised in Jackson, TN.  He holds a B.A. in English from Morehouse College and both an M.A. in African-American Studies as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA.  


Jonathan Collins. (2018). Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. By Kenneth J. Meier and Amanda Rutherford. New York: Cambridge University Press, 3(2), 467-469
Jonathan Collins. (2014). Harvard Journal of African American Policy, No.5, 45-60
Jonathan Collins. (2013). Harvard Journal of African American Policy, No.4, 17-24
Jonathan Collins