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Matthew Nelsen

Program Area(s):  Methods; Experimental Methods; American Politics

Regional Specialization(s):  United States

Dissertation Committee:  James N. Druckman (chair); Traci Burch; Reuel R. Rogers; Cathy J. Cohen (The University of Chicago)

Research Interests:  Race, Ethnicity and Politics; Political Behavior; Youth Political Engagement; Civic Education; Political Socialization; Urban Politics; Education Policy; Social Movements

Conference Presentations:

  • Matthew Nelsen, 2019, “Cultivating Youth Engagement: Race and the Behavioral Effects of Critical Pedagogy,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington D.C., August 29-September 1
  • Matthew Nelsen, 2019, “Cultivating Youth Engagement: Race and the Behavioral Effects of Critical Pedagogy,” Poster presented at the Chicago Area Behavior Workshop, Evanston, IL, May 3
  • Matthew Nelsen, 2019, “Cultivating Youth Engagement: Race and the Behavioral Effects of Critical Pedagogy,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 4-7
  • Matthew Nelsen, 2018, “Teaching Citizenship: Race and the Behavioral Effects of American Citizenship Education,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 30-September 2
  • Matthew Nelsen, 2018, “Teaching Citizenship: Race and the Behavioral Effects of American Citizenship Education,” Poster presented at the Chicago Area Behavior Workshop, Evanston, IL, May 4
  • Matthew Nelsen, 2016, “Education’s Solution to the Civic Empowerment Gap,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 7-10

Publications:

  • Nelsen, Matthew D. (Forthcoming). “Teaching Citizenship: Race and the Behavioral Effects of American Citizenship Education.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
  • Nelsen, Matthew D. 2019. "Education, Unequal Policy, and Visions for Equity" in Race & Place: Young Adults and the Future of Chicago (Genforward at the University of Chicago): 24-35
  • Nelsen, Matthew D. “Places of Freedom, Safety, and Joy” in Race & Place: Young Adults and the Future of Chicago (Genforward at the University of Chicago): 116-126

Awards: 

  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship ($3,000), Northwestern University, Spring 2019
  • Minar Research Grant ($1,000), Northwestern University, Spring 2019
  • Summer Research Grant ($600), Northwestern University, Spring 2019
  • Minar Prize for Best Second Year Paper, 2017-2018
  • Graduate Research Grant ($3,000), The Graduate School, Northwestern University, Spring 2018
  • Minar Research Grant ($500), Northwestern University,Spring 2018
  • Summer Research Grant ($1,075), Northwestern University, Spring 2018
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