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Matthew Chin

Assistant ProfessorGSS Matthew Chin profile
Phone: 212-636-6627
Office: Lincoln Center 719E


BA, University of Toronto
MSW, University of Michigan
PhD, University of Michigan

Research Interests

Urban Ethnography
Community Organizing
Political Economy
Race and ethnicity
Gender and Sexuality


Matthew Chin is an Assistant Professor at Fordham University in the Graduate School of Social Service. His research examines the interaction between urban government institutions and minority grassroots organizations through their mobilization of the arts in Toronto, Canada. Using ethnographic methods, he looks at how state agencies create art funding programs to promote economic development and the ways in which racialized, gender and sexual minority groups use these funds to foster arts-based community development.