Chelsea N. Jones is a researcher with the Democracy Program, specializing in voting rights and elections, and redistricting. Her research has focused on the racialized impact of restrictive voting laws, racial representation in US elections, and the impacts of sociocultural institutions (churches and community organizations) that work to mobilize voters of color. Chelsea’s work has been published by Routledge, in the Washington Post, and other media outlets.
Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Chelsea was a Voting Rights Fellow for UCLA’s Voting Rights Project, a research associate for the RAND Corporation and a fellow for the National League of Cities. She holds a PhD in Political Science from UCLA, a Master’s in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.