Matthew is sometimes regarded as an academic, with master’s degrees in sociological practice as well as library and information sciences, seeking to forge a librarianship founded on social justice and public advocacy.
His past research addresses a variety of topics ranging from literacy education to mass media representations of monsters to sexual fantasizing. His thesis work focused on how Twitter-based social justice discourses were shaped, with an emphasis in the roles of digital violence and counter-frames. To learn more, here’s the link to his thesis. Matthew is currently leading a research project exploring the very complicated media representations of monsters and how they reflect greater social inequalities.