- PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley MA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley BA, Urban Studies, Columbia University
- Dr. Matlon is an urban sociologist interested in questions of race and belonging in Africa and the African diaspora, and the ways “Blackness” operates as a signifier, intersects with gender norms, manifests in popular culture, and illuminates our understanding of political economy. Her book, "A Man among Other Men: The Crisis of Black Masculinity in Racial Capitalism," is forthcoming with Cornell University Press. In it she investigates the relationship between masculinity, work, and globalization in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Dr. Matlon's work appears in American Sociological Review, Antipode, Poetics, Ethnography, Contexts, and the Black Scholar, among other places. Prior to joining SIS, Dr. Matlon was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (France).
SISU-340 Topics in Global Inequalty/Dev: The Modern African Metropolis
SISU-419 Senior Capstone: Int'l Studies: Seeing Africa
SIS-635 Adv Topics in Development Mgmt: Urban Development