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  • Matthew Anderson, Ph.D.
    Matthew Anderson, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    119 Isle Hall
    Phone: 509.359.6437
    Fax: 509.359.2747
    • PhD, Geography, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 2012
    • MA, Geography & Environmental Studies, Northeastern Illinois University - 2008
    • BA, Anthropology, Pitzer College - 2001

    Dr. Matthew Anderson is an associate professor in the Geography and Anthropology Department at Eastern Washington University, and teaches introductory courses in human geography, cartography, and upper-division and graduate seminars in urban studies, political geography, critical social theory, critical GIS, and natural resource management. Dr. Anderson obtained his PhD in geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and holds an MA in geography and environmental studies from Northeastern Illinois University. His research interests are focused on the political economy of the contemporary North American city, the politics of water provision in the American northwest, and critical social and spatial theory. His research has examined the politics of neoliberal urban governance and resistence to gentrification in Chicago, with current projects focused on the environmental impacts of oil and gas production in eastern Montana, the politics of water resource management in Montana's Yellowstone River Basin, and the dynamics of rent in gentrifying housing markets in Portland, OR. In each case, he examines emergence and evolution, particularly in terms of the ways in which governing actors respond to rapidly changing socio-political conditions and economic realities.

    Courses Taught:

    • GEOG 101: Fundamentals of Human Geography
    • GEOG 227: Map & Air Photo Analysis
    • GEOG 459: Political Geography
    • GEOG 465: Urban Geography
    • GEOG 496: Urban Political Ecology
    • GEOG 531: Topics in Social and Environmental Justice
    • GIPA 520: Theories of Engaged Research
    • GIPA 550: Seminar in Critical GIS
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