Research Interests: Political sociology, historical sociology, social movements, political parties, media.
Matthew Brooke is a Doctoral candidate in Sociology. Matthew's dissertation investigates why the Republican Party and right-wing media have become so deeply entangled. He traces the gradual development of right-wing media-party alignment over a period stretching from the 1920s to the early 2000s using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods.
Matthew graduated from Oberlin College, majoring in Latin American Studies. Before coming to Harvard, he worked as a social worker in Philadelphia and as a journalist in Central America.
2006. BA, Latin American Studies (Oberlin College)