Jonathan is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Washington. He is a graduate fellow of the Comparative Law & Society Studies (CLASS) Center, a graduate fellow at the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, and a graduate fellow of the University of Washington International Security Colloquium (UWISC). Jonathan studies international and human rights law, comparative law and courts, European integration, and legal mobilization, and is interested in the ways that civic actors use law and access courts at the domestic and international levels. Much of his current research looks at the intersection of political and economic trends with debates over social policy in Europe and the United States, and the ways in which people on the ground inform, challenge, change, or transform its development. His dissertation explores the rise of tuition fees in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and student mobilization and resistance.
Jonathan is a Buffalo, NY native, alumnus of Canisius College, Fulbright scholarship alumnus, and 2018-19 recipient of a DAAD research grant for doctoral candidates, with which he conducted dissertation research in Berlin.