Matthew B. Anderson, PhD

Political Science and Public Policy
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  • Politics of Urban Governance
  • Gentrification
  • Politics of Water Resource Management and Conservation
  • Critical Social Theory
  • Critical GIS
  • Homelessness and Housing Affordability


Matthew Anderson is the Director of the Urban and Regional Planning program at Eastern Washington University. Anderson teaches introductory, upper-level, and graduate courses in Urban and Regional Planning, such as PLAN 100: The City, PLAN 442: Sustainable Communities, and PLAN 501: Planning Foundations. He obtained his doctorate in geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a master’s degree in geography and environmental studies from Northeastern Illinois University. Anderson’s research interests are focused on the political economy of the contemporary American city, the politics of water provision and governance in the American northwest, critical social and spatial theory, and homelessness and housing affordability.

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