Amanda Matles

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Adjunct Instructor Social Science & Cultural Studies 718.636.3567 p Brooklyn Campus, DeKalb Hall 3

Current Course Listing (4)

21/SP-SS-339-01 I Heart/Break New York: Gentrification & Urban Change

21/SP-SS-339-02 I Heart/Break New York: Gentrification & Urban Change

20/FA-SSWI-240T-01 Shaping the Contemporary City

20/FA-SSWI-241G-01 Cities and Globalization


Current: Ph.D. Candidate, Human Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY.
Dissertation Title: Broken Windows Policing in the Sanctuary City: Fundamental Contradictions, Emergent Solidarities Advisor: Cindi Katz

2011: Whitney Independent Study Program, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
2004: Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, B.F.A. with distinction


Amanda Matles is an urban geographer, filmmaker, and organizer based in NYC. She is a PhD candidate in Human Geography at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York. Amanda's research explores young people's' experiences of growing up policed in NYC. Using a variety of embodied, arts, and media based methods to work collectively with youth co-researchers, Amanda and her collaborators theorize, document, and build upon their life experiences to disrupt dominant legal and social discourses and to generate social, political, and cultural transformation.