Matthew Knee

About me

Introduction Matthew Knee, M.A., M.Phil. is a doctoral candidate in political science at Yale University, specializing in campaigns, elections, ethnic voting patterns, public opinion, and quantitative and experimental approaches to political science. Matt has conducted studies on the Jewish vote, the Hispanic vote, apportionment rules, voter registration laws, canvassing, religious minority voting in comparative context, policy implementation, and other topics. Matt graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA, where he wrote his honors thesis on international public opinion regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At Yale, Matt acquired field certifications in American Politics, Political Psychology, Comparative Politics, and Quantitative Methods. This past election cycle, Matt was Chairman of Jewish Voters for Carly, leading efforts for Carly Fiorina in California's Jewish community. In College, he was Chairman of the UCLA chapter of College Republicans and active in student government. He also served as Political Director for Steven Ly for Rosemead, and interned for the Heritage Foundation, the Republican Jewish Coalition, and the Office of Governor Schwarzenegger.