I am an Assistant Professor of political science at The City College of New York (CUNY). I earned my Ph.D. from Yale University in political science in May 2013 with subfield certifications in comparative politics, international relations, Middle East politics, and quantitative methodology. My current research focuses on citizen-building for the purpose of engineering stronger market cultures in the Middle East, driven by knowledge, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The title of my dissertation and now book project is "Bedouins into Bourgeois: Kings, Experts, and Citizen-Making in the United Arab Emirates."  Earlier published research focuses on international security, non-state networks, and the social and organizational drivers of innovation. My work has been cited in Science and The New Yorker.

Before beginning my doctoral work, I earned an M.Phil. in international relations from the University of Cambridge, where I was a Gates Scholar. I co-authored an article in International Security challenging the conventional wisdom that networked structures make non-state actors particularly effective under conditions of globalization. I also hold a master's degree in information management from the University of California, Berkeley, where I studied technology and innovationAt Berkeley, I published a peer-reviewed article in Intelligence and National Security evaluating state efforts to adapt to the proliferation of “dark networks,” focusing on US intelligence reform in response to the 9/11 attacks. I also co-authored a peer-reviewed article documenting how transnational networks of volunteers arose to address profound failures in top-down state responses to natural disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and the East Asian tsunami. Before Berkeley, I worked in international development for World Learning in Washington, D.C., with field assignments in Vietnam and the Balkans (the STAR network) focusing on women's entrepreneurial development. I earned my bachelor's degree from Columbia University in May 2003, with a major in philosophy and a minor in computer science. My childhood was split between Japan and the United States: the first nine years of my life were spent in Japan, where I was born, and the next nine years in Silver Spring, MD.



Calvert W. Jones
The City College of New York | CUNY
The Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
Department of Political Science
North Academic Center, 4/138 B
160 Convent Ave.
New York, NY 10031

Email: cjones3 AT ccny.cuny.edu
Skype: calvert.jones