Matthew Hodgetts

Visiting Assistant Professor

Mather House 220
M 10:00-11:00, W 1:00-2:00

Dr. Matt Hodgetts joined the Department of Political Science in July 2018 as a Visiting Assistant Professor. His research is in the field of environmental politics, with interests in the domestic and international politics of climate change, technological innovation, and contemporary political theory. He is currently working on two papers, one on the Green New Deal and one with a colleague on climate change denial and free speech considerations.

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 courses at Brown and Roger Williams Universities. This semester he offered courses on the politics of climate change (back again in Spring 2020) and global political thought, and next semester (Fall 2019) will again offer Introduction to Comparative Politics along with a timely revival of a course on political ideologies.

Dr. Hodgetts previously worked for several years doing research for a public health agency. Away from work, he is an avid rock climber and can regularly be found hiking in one of the area’s many parks.

Dr. Hodgetts is happy to supervise capstones on environmental issues and/or political theory. Please contact him well in advance of the semester you would like to do your capstone as he is limited in the number of students he can supervise.