Terry-Ann Jones is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and director of the International Studies Program at Fairfield University. Dr. Jones is actively involved in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Black Studies programs and serves on the advisory boards of both. Her areas of research and teaching interest are in international and domestic migration, particularly movement between and within Latin American and the Caribbean and North America. Her research has compared Jamaican immigrants in the metropolitan areas of Miami and Toronto, examining the racial and ethnic settings and labor markets of the two areas, and the immigration policies of the two countries. Her book on this theme, Jamaican Immigrants in the United States and Canada: Race, Transnationalism, and Social Capital, was published in 2008. Her second book, Mass Migration in the World-System: Past, Present, and Future, was co-edited with Eric Mielants and published in 2010. Professor Jones is currently engaged in research on seasonal domestic labor migration in Brazil. She studies the migration patterns of Brazilian sugar cane workers who travel from Brazil's northeast to the central and southeastern regions, with an emphasis of their living and working conditions. The role of migration as a livelihood strategy among both domestic and international migrants is central to this research. She is also involved in a project on political participation among black Caribbean immigrants in the United States. Her other current projects include studies on undocumented students’ access to tertiary education and the journey of unaccompanied Central American children to the United States. She received her Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Miami in 2005.
To know more see her Curriculum Vitae

Office: Donnarumma 251 | Phone: (203) 254-4000 ext 2786
Email: tjones@fairfield.edu

Selected Publications


Jamaican Immigrants in the United States and Canada: Race, Transnationalism, and Social Capital. New York: LFB Scholarly, 2008.


Mass Migration in the World-system: Past, Present, and Future (Political Economy of the World-System Annuals).



Spring Break 2016, Justice & the Developing World Course - Guatemala

Spring Break 2009, Justice & the Developing World Course - Nicaragua

Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua

Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua

Leon, Nicaragua

Sutiava School, Nicaragua

International Studies Class of 2007