Degree Program: MA
Graduation Year: 2020
Matthew is from Huntsville, AL, and received his BA in religious studies and political science from The University of Alabama in 2017. He is interested in combining these two disciplines and studying the effects of religion in contemporary American politics. Particularly focused on competing perceptions about Christianity and the ideal relationship between church and state, he hopes to find new ways to think about how these issues impact not only elections and policy making but also the religion itself and the way individuals identify with it. After graduation Matt plans to get involved in education, possibly working in secondary ed.