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Matthew Mendez

Assistant Professor, Political Science

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Ph.D Political Science, University of Southern California, 2015


Matthew Mendez is a native Californian who holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Southern California. He received his Ph.D. in 2015, and is now an Assistant Professor at California State University, Channel Islands. Professor Mendez studies American politics, with a focus on representation, race and ethnicity, and political behavior. In 2016, he received the award for Best Dissertation from the American Political Science Associations's Organized Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.

Representative Courses Taught

  • POLS 300 Research Methods