Matthew Hamilton

  • 2018

Research Concentration

  • Educational Psychology

Research Interest

Critical digital literacy, Education technologies, Race, gender, &amp class, Play, games, & learning, Design-based research
Matthew  Hamilton

Contact Information

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  • Brendesha Tynes

Research Center


Matthew Hamilton is a PhD student in the Urban Education Policy – Education Psychology program at University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, working with Dr. Brendesha Tynes.  They study the intersections between critical digital literacy and play/game-based learning.  They are particularly interested in game design research to support critical imagination, future visioning, and storytelling.  They are currently taking game design classes at USC's School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media and Games Division, and are working on several educational games and apps.  

(Matthew uses they/ them pronouns)

Awards and Grants

Emotional literacy game "All the Feels" exhibited at IndieCade and the 2020 USC Games Expo 

Admitted to the 2019 American Education Research Association Design and Technology SIG's mentoring program 

Co-designed interactive installations presented at the 2017 Seattle Design Festival and at the Center on Contemporary Art