Terry-Ann Jones is professor of Political Science and director of Africana Studies at Lehigh University. She earned a PhD and MA in International Studies from University of Miami, and a BA in Political Science and Latin American & Caribbean Studies from York University. Her research focuses on international and domestic migration in Africa and the Americas.
Professor Jones has compared Jamaican immigrants in the metropolitan areas of Miami and Toronto, examining the racial and ethnic settings and labor markets of the two areas, and the immigration policies of the two countries. Her book on this theme, Jamaican Immigrants in the United States and Canada: Race, Transnationalism, and Social Capital, was published in 2008. Her co-edited second book, Mass Migration in the World-System: Past, Present, and Future, was published in 2010. Her other projects include a study on undocumented students’ access to tertiary education. Her co-edited book on the latter, Undocumented and in College: Students and Institutions in a Climate of National Hostility, was published by Fordham University Press in 2017. She is also the author of Sugarcane Labor Migration in Brazil (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020), based on her research on seasonal migrant labor in Brazil. With support from a Fulbright research grant, she is launched her current research project, which examines South Africans’ perceptions of immigrants, particularly those from other Sub-Saharan African countries.
Professor Jones has taught interdisciplinary courses on contemporary global issues and international migration. She enjoys engaging students in research abroad, particularly in developing countries.