Matthew Hodgetts

Visiting Assistant Professor

Mather House 220
MW 10:00-11:00am and by appointment


Dr. Matt Hodgetts joined the Department of Political Science in July 2018 as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He works in the field of environmental politics, focusing on issues surrounding the domestic and international politics of climate change as well as debates in contemporary political theory. His work with a colleague appears in the journal Environmental Values (fast track) and he is currently working on projects on the Green New Deal and green civil religion.

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 previously taught at Roger Williams University. This semester he again offers Introduction to Comparative Politics (POSC 160), along with a revived course on Modern Political Ideologies (POSC 355) in time for primary season. Next semester (Spring 2020) his course on climate change politics (ESTD/POSC 388) will be back by popular demand along with another timely revival, this one on American Political Thought (POSC 352).

Dr. Hodgetts previously worked for several years doing research and writing reports for a public health agency. Away from work, he is an avid rock climber all too happy to tell you about his latest ‘project’ and played this past year on one of the top ten trivia teams in Northeast Ohio.

Dr. Hodgetts is happy to supervise capstones on environmental issues and/or political theory. Please contact him this semester if interested in doing a Spring 2020 capstone, as he is unfortunately limited in the number of students he can supervise.


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