Alumni

Amy Jones

PhD Student, Sociology
Amy Jones
Academic Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison Location: Madison, Wisconsin Cohort Start Year: 2016
Research Topics: Behavioral and Mental Health, Violence and Trauma
Population Served: African-American/Black

FOCUS
Amy E. Jones’s research interests focus on understanding the effects on health and wellness for African-Americans in this canera of multiculturalism and diversity. She is in her first year of the doctoral program and is currently conducting an ethnography of a diversity scholarship organization and the lived experiences of the students. She plans to include a software app data collection component to her study to get real-time information about the effects on those providing diversity to a group, university or organization.

MORE ABOUT AMY
Amy E. Jones earned her undergraduate degree at Yale University in 2009 as a cognitive neuroscience and sociology major, and a master’s degree in Sociology from The University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. Amy grew up in the Appalachian region in Kentucky and West Virginia.

DISSERTATION GRANT AWARDEE — MAY 2019
The New Affirmative Action: The Experience of Students of Color in Diversity-Focused Collegiate Incorporation Programs

My dissertation focuses on students of color recruited to majority white universities under the new Target of Opportunity programs. In the wake of ongoing battles over Affirmative Action, Target of Opportunity programs have emerged as a more politically feasible means to continue the racial incorporation process begun through the Civil Rights Movement.

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