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Matthew Hamilton (they/them pronouns)

University of Southern California
Research Associate
Los Angeles
I am a game designer, teacher, activist, and researcher. I am currently a PhD student in Educational Psychology at the University of Southern California, studying critical game literacy, game design, and connected gaming. I am particularly interested in co-designing online learning spaces where youth can design anti-racist games. I am also working with Tracy Fullerton, helping design curricula around her award-winning game Walden (https://www.waldengame.com/).

I have a Masters in Theological Studies from Notre Dame, with a focus in comparative social ethics and liberation theologies. I also have a Masters in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University, and I taught Language Arts, Social Studies, and spoken-word poetry for 10 years at a program re-engaging students on the verge of dropping out of high school. I have co-designed multiple learning games to support social-emotional learning and critical consciousness.