Hello and welcome to my home page!


I am an assistant professor in the Political Science Department at Morehouse College. My research focuses on black politics, legislative behavior in Congress, and political participation. This page serves as a depository for working papers that address these old and new research interests.


If you are randomly searching for course syllabi, then you can find my updated list of courses here. If you are interested in my critically acclaimed annual "State of Obama Address", then you can follow me on twitter. My CV is here. This is your one-stop-shop for people named Matthew Platt who teach political science at Morehouse. Thanks for taking the time to visit.

Matthew B. Platt

Department of Political Science

Morehouse College

830 Westview Dr. SW

Atlanta, GA 30314