Dr. Adrienne Jones

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Morehouse University

Dr. Adrienne Jones is an Assistant Professor at Morehouse College. Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the City University of New York Graduate Center, and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the history and politics of black Americans and on public policy issues related to the black experience. Her doctoral dissertation, The Voting Rights Act Under Siege: The Development of the Influence of Colorblind Conservatism on the Federal Government and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, is currently being excerpted for journal publication. Her first article, When Yes Means No: GOP Congressional Strategy and the Reauthorization of the VRA in 2006, is published in the July 2018 edition of The Forum. Her second article, about the U.S. presidential, “counter-enforcement,” of the VRA has been accepted for publication by thePolitical Science Quarterly, and she is currently at work on an article that focuses on the Supreme Court and the development of the VRA jurisprudence. During the 2019 primary election season, Dr. Jones interviewed Presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Dr. Jones is an expert witness on issues of voter suppression and U.S. voting history and regularly speaks about voting rights and suppression with national and international news outlets. Jones’ expertise provides a unique perspective to discussions about the VRA, voting, black politics, history, and public policy.