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 comparative law and courts, European integration, and legal mobilization, and is interested in the ways that social actors use law and access courts at the domestic and international levels (especially the European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights). 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, Britain, and the United States, and German student mobilization and resistance.
Jonathan is a Buffalo, NY native, alumnus of Canisius College, and former Fulbright Fellow (2013-14) to Germany, where he studied political science at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.