Professor Jones' research focuses on state-initiated social engineering and the shaping of citizens in the Middle East, especially by fostering more entrepreneurial, market-oriented cultures. Her book project is entitled, "Bedouins into Bourgeois: Remaking Citizens for a Global Market Era." Her previously published research focuses on international security, non-state networks, and the social and organizational drivers of innovation. She has been cited in Science and The New Yorker.
Ph.D. Political Science, Yale University 2013
M.Phil. International Relations, University of Cambridge 2007
M.I.M.S. Information Management, University of California-Berkeley 2006
B.A. Columbia University, 2003
PSC 104 World Politics
INTL 31177 Transnational Networks in IR
"Exploring the Microfoundations of International Community: Toward a Theory of Enlightened Nationalism," International Studies Quarterly 58(4) (2014)
"A Horse of a Different Color: Exploring Classic Questions in New Ways," Newsletter of the American Political Science Association, Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (QMMR) 10(1) (2012).
"Exploiting Structural Weaknesses in Terrorist Networks: Information Blitzkrieg and Related Strategies" in Ideas as Weapons: Influence and Perception in Modern Warfare, ed. G.J. David, Jr. and T.R. McKeldin III. Washington, D.C.: Potomac Books, 2009.
"Assessing the Dangers of Illicit Networks: Why al-Qaeda May Be Less Dangerous Than Many Think," International Security 3(2) (2008). w/Mette Eilstrip-Sangiovanni
"Networks Unleashed: Mobile Communications and the Evolution of Networked Organizations," in Displacing Place: Mobile Communication in the 21ts Century, ed. Sharon Kleinman. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2007. w/Patricia Wallace
"Intelligence Reform: The Logic of Information Sharing," Intelligence and National Security 22(3) (2007).
"Al Qaeda's Innovative Improvisers: Learning in a Diffuse Transnational Network," Cambridge Journal of International Security 19(4) (2006).
"Open Source Disaster Recovery: Case Studies of Networked Collaboration," First Monday 11(5) (2006). w/Sarai Mitnick
"How Autocrats Think: Liberal Social Engineering in an Illiberal State," Perspectives on Politics 13(1) (2015)