Mark Mattern

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Mark Mattern

Mark MatternProfessor

Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Minnesota
M.A. in Public Affairs, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
B.A. in History, St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota


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Dr. Mark Mattern is a professor in the department of politics and global citizenship, teaching political theory, political economy, and the politics of arts and culture. He taught for five years at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., prior to coming to BW in 1999. His publications include "The Trickle-Up Economy: How We Take from the Poor and Middle Class and Give to the Rich" (Lynne Rienner, 2021), "Anarchism and Art: Democracy in the Cracks and on the Margins" (SUNY Press, 2016), "Studying Politics Today: Critical Approaches to Political Science" (Co-Editor, Routledge, 2014), "Doing Democracy: Activist Art and Cultural Politics" (Co-Editor, SUNY Press, 2013), "Putting Ideas to Work: A Practical Introduction to Political Thought" (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), and "Acting in Concert: Music, Community, and Political Action" (Rutgers, 1998). Mattern served as Co-Editor of New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture from 2008-2014, and Reviews Editor from 2002-2008.