Research Partnership with Cal State LA

In academic year 2016-2017, Dr. Allison Mattheis, Assistant Professor of Education at Cal State LA, provided research support to MCM as a Faculty Fellow for the Public Good. Dr. Mattheis taught two MA courses in Fall 2016 where students used MCM as their case study. One course focused on politics and policy, the other on qualitative research methods. In Spring 2017, Dr. Mattheis coached two graduate students, Sivan Levaton and Anell Tercero, in synthesizing the course findings into a policy brief.

 Dr. Allison Mattheis (center) with two students who presented a poster entitled "Gentrification and Transportation: Neoliberalism in Motion" at the February 2017 Cal State LA Student Research Symposium. The poster was based on research with MCM.

Dr. Allison Mattheis (center) with two students who presented a poster entitled "Gentrification and Transportation: Neoliberalism in Motion" at the February 2017 Cal State LA Student Research Symposium. The poster was based on research with MCM.

Dr. Mattheis' own research is on youth empowerment and how to bring marginalized voices into institutional spaces. Along with MCM team members Maryann Aguirre and Adonia Lugo, she co-authored a chapter about biking in East L.A. that was included in the 2017 book Anthropology of Los Angeles: Place and Agency in an Urban Setting