Associate Professor of Political Science

Morehouse College

Matthew Platt is a political scientist who studies the policy consequences of different strategies for black liberation. His most recent publications examine black members of Congress in terms of how they respond to police brutality and how their quality of representation is shaped by political ambition. Platt earned a PhD in political science from the University of Rochester, and a BA in political science from Morehouse College.

At Morehouse, Platt teaches courses that require students to create individualized data analysis and data visualization projects using R and Rmarkdown.