Dr. Matthew’s social justice/civil/human rights interested are firmly grounded in collaborative, community-based efforts to support endogenous community development, democratized labor, and economic justice. Towards that end, she actively explores the ways in which workerowned cooperatives are uniquely positioned to achieve such aims by virtue of their foundational commitments to democracy, equity and solidarity.
University of Georgia
Associate Professor, School of Social Work


Endogenous community development, Labor justice cooperatives and the Social Economy, Poverty and Social Inequality, Community-based participatory research