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Matthew Guariglia

Affiliated Scholar at the Hastings Center for Criminal Justice


Matthew Guariglia currently serves as an Affiliated Scholar in the Institute of Criminal Justice at University of California, Hastings School of Law researching the history of U.S. policing and a policy analyst for surveillance and privacy at the Electronic Frontier foundation (EFF). Formerly a visiting scholar in the Department of History at University of California-Berkeley. Matthew has a PhD in History from the University of Connecticut where Matthew’s research explored race, colonialism, immigration, and urban policing. Matthew’s dissertation was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and a manuscript based on this dissertation is now under contract with Duke University Press. Other scholarly interests involve racial and ethnic formation, African American history, the history of immigration and deportation, state power, state violence, surveillance, technology and bureaucracy. Matthew is also a researcher with years of experience with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requesting. Matthew’s writing can also be found in the Washington Post, NBC News, Slate, VICE, MuckRock, and the Urban History Association’s blog, The Metropole.