MA in Sociology

Matt Sedlar, 2022

Matt Sedlar

Matt holds an MA in Sociology from George Mason University, a BA in Communications and a minor in Political Science from the University of California, Fullerton, and certifications in data journalism and data science from the European Journalism Centre and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, respectively. His thesis was on how the insurance crisis and housing instability in California extend the effect of disasters such as wildfires into surrounding communities, counties, and states in a way that is currently not being monitored or discussed.

Matt is currently a data and policy analyst at the Center for Economic and Policy Research where he is continuing to research the role of public catastrophe insurance programs. Before working with CEPR, Matt worked as a web communications specialist for SEIU-UHW in California and at various news organizations. He also hosts a podcast called Sociology Ruins Everything.

While an MA student, Matt taught in the Honors College at GMU, and will be teaching a course there again this fall.