Matthew Ward

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2013

Research Interests
Dr. Ward's primary areas of specialization are in collective behavior and social movements, border and immigration issues, and research methods and statistics. His research examines the historical emergence of contemporary anti-immigrant activism in the United States, how and why individuals get recruited into such activism, the ways in which local contexts shape levels of anti-immigrant mobilization and anti-Latino hate crimes, and how unauthorized migrants perceive and respond to anti-immigrant mobilization.

Peer-reviewed Publications
Ward, Matthew. 2015. "Social Movement Micromobilization," Sociopedia.isa, DOI: 10.1177/205684601551, pp. 1-14

Ward, Matthew and Daniel E. Martinez. 2015. "Know Your Enemy: How Unauthorized Repatriated Migrants Learn About and Perceive
Anti-immigrant Mobilization in the United States," Migration Letters, 12(2): 137-   151.

Ward, Matthew. 2014. "They Say Bad Things' Come in Threes: How Economic, Political and Cultural Shifts Facilitated Contemporary Anti-immigration Activism in the United States," Journal of Historical Sociology 27(2): 263-292

Ward, Matthew. 2013. "Mobilizing 'Minutemen': Predicting Public Support for Anti-immigration Activism in the United States," Sociological Research Online 18(4).

Ward, Matthew. 2006. “Philosophizing Sociology:  Why so much Debate about Exploitation in the Hindu Caste System?” Journal of Human Values 12(2): 195-201.

Other Publications
Ward, Matthew. 2015. "Book Review:  Sustaining the Borderlands in the Age of NAFTA: Development, Politics, and Participation on the US-Mexico Border." Latin American Politics and Society 52(7):178-180.

Ward, Matthew. 2014. "Book Review: Waiting for Jose, by Harel Shapira,"  Sociological Research Online 19(1).

Kane, Heather, Matthew Ward, Angela Luvara, Angela Ferrante. 2006.  “Socialization and Social Psychology:  Emotion Management, Emotion Work, Feeling Rules, Emotional Socialization, Work, Gender,” Pp. 54-55.  In Innovative Techniques for Teaching Sociological Concepts, Fourth Edition, ed. Edward L. Kane and Sandi Nenga, Washington, D.C.:  ASA Teaching Resources Center.

Courses Taught
SOC 101: Understanding Society
SOC 460: Quantitative Methods
SOC 482: Sociological Theory