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 an associate professor in the Department of Geography, Anthropology, and Planning at Eastern Washington University. Anderson teaches introductory courses in human geography, critical cartography and GIS, and upper-division seminars in urban studies, political geography, critical social theory, and social and environmental justice. 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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