Fields of Study: Political Theory, Constitutional Studies
Areas of Interest: comparative political theory, judicial politics
Matthew is a Ph.D. student in political theory and constitutional studies at the University of Notre Dame. His research centers around the study of “non-Western” political thought, also known as comparative political theory (CPT). His current project evaluates the methodological implications of Heidegger’s twentieth-century encounter with Daoism. Besides CPT, Matthew also studies judicial politics, focusing on the role of legal doctrine on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Before coming to Notre Dame, Matthew received his B.A. in politics from Pomona College in Claremont, California and studied at Minzu University (中央民族大学) in Beijing, China. He is originally from Newton, Massachusetts.