Matthew Mendez Garcia

Matthew Mendez Garcia 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, Long Beach. Professor Mendez studies American politics, with a focus on representation, legislative behavior, race and ethnicity, political behavior, intersectionality, and immigration. In 2016, he received the award for Best Dissertation from the American Political Science Association’s Organized Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. His most recent publication, co-authored, with Christian Grose, is “Doubling Down: Inequality in Responsiveness and the Policy Preferences of Elected Officials,” which was featured in Legislative Studies Quarterly.