Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. Matthew Hodgetts joined the Department of Political Science in July 2018 as a Visiting Assistant Professor. His research is in the field of environmental politics, focusing on the domestic and international politics of climate change, green technology, and contemporary political theory. He is currently working on two papers, one on the ‘We Are Still In’ movement and one with a colleague on climate change denial and free speech protection.
Dr. Hodgetts received his PhD in Political Science from Brown University in 2017. He also holds a MA in Political Science from McGill University and a BA(Hons) in Political Studies and Philosophy from Queen’s University, both in his native Canada. He has previously taught courses at Brown, Clark, and Roger Williams Universities. His teaching interests and experience span the discipline, and in addition to introductory courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics, he will be offering a course on Global Environmental Politics at Case Western.
Dr. Hodgetts previously worked for several years doing research for a public health delivery agency. Away from work, he is an avid rock climber and can regularly be found hiking in one of the area’s many parks.