Laura M Matson

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Contact Me

matso092@umn.edu


Affiliations
Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • J.D. : University of Minnesota Law School, 2014.
  • Msc: Violence, Conflict, and Development, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, U.K. , 2009.
  • B.A. : Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, 2006.

Specialties

  • Legal & Political Geography, Jurisdiction, Political Ecology, Indigenous Resource Management, North American & International Courts
Courses Taught
  • Geog 1502: Mapping Our World, Instructor
  • Geog 3381: Population in an Interacting World, TA
  • Geog 1372: Geography of Global Cities, TA
  • Geog 3374: The City in Film, TA
Publications
  • Web Mapping Tools and Pedagogical Material to Support Spatial Thinking: Matson, Laura, S.M. Manson, M. Kernik, D. Bonsal, E. DeLuca, A. Srinivasamohan, and S. Strosberg, University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing, Innovative Learning and Teaching Experiments Across the Disciplines, 124-136, 2017. Link
  • Treaties & Territory: Resource Struggles and the Legal Foundations of the U.S./American Indian Relationship: Matson, Laura, River Life Center, Open Rivers: Rethinking the Mississippi, 5 , 2017.
  • Resource Needs and Pedagogical Value of Web Mapping for Spatial Thinking: Matson, Laura, S.M. Manson, J. Shannon, S. Eria, L. Kne, K. R. Dyke, S. Nelson, L. Batra, D. Bonsal, M. Kernik, J. L. Immich, Journal of Geography, 113 107, 2014.
  • Competing Land Rights, Legal Redress, and Political Settlement in Cyprus: Matson, Laura, Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, 31 199, 2012.
Awards
  • University of Minnesota Graduate School, Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2017 - 2018
  • Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholar Award , 2017 - 2018
  • University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship, 2016 - 2017
  • Research Travel Grant, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota, 2016
  • University of Minnesota Award for Innovation in Technology Enhanced Learning, 2015 - 2016
  • University of Minnesota Libraries Partnership for Affordable Content Grant, 2015 - 2016
  • Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship, 2015
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota, 2015
  • Human Rights Law Award, 2014
  • Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2013
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota, 2013
  • Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship, 2012