Matthew Hodgetts

Visiting Assistant Professor

Mather House 220
M 10:00-11:00, W 1:00-2:00, 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 is forthcoming in the journal Environmental Values and he is currently working on projects on the Green New Deal and the We Are Still In pledge.

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 (Fall 2019) he will again offer 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’.

Dr. Hodgetts is happy to supervise capstones on environmental issues and/or political theory. Please contact him over the summer if interested in doing a Fall 2019 capstone and during the Fall semester if interested in doing a Spring 2020 capstone, as he is unfortunately limited in the number of students he can supervise and is already booking students.