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Research Interests
Coops & Solidarity Economy
Labor Justice
Poverty & Society Inequality

Teaching Specialties
Community assessment
Community organizing
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Service learning


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Rebecca Matthew

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279 Williams Street,
Room 350
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
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Rebecca Matthew

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare
MSW, University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare
MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health
BA, University of South Florida, psychology

Rebecca Matthew’s research and scholarship are in the area of community health and well-being. She has interdisciplinary graduate training in public health and social welfare, with specific expertise in community-based participatory research; mixed-methods survey research; and program evaluation. Her research focuses on the identification and evaluation of innovative community-based models of human service delivery, to include: worker-owned cooperatives among Latinas, legal and social services for undocumented (Latino) youth, and the community health worker (CHW)/promotores model in Latino communities. She also currently serves as a principal investigator and co-investigator for two local projects focused on community health and well-being.

Selected Publications

Matthew, R. & Bransburg, V. (2017). Democratizing caring labor: The promise of community-based, worker-owned childcare cooperatives. Affilia,32(1), 10-23. doi: 10.1177/0886109916678027

Matthew, R. (2017). Community engagement: behavioral strategies to enhance the quality of participatory partnerships. Journal of Community Psychology, 45(1), 117-127. doi: 10.1002/jcop.21830.

Matthew, R. (in press). (Re)Envisioning human service labor: Worker-owned cooperative possibilities. Journal of Progressive Human Services.