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Matthew McCoy


Contact Information

Email    mcy@ucla.edu
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B.A., University of Washington (2004)
M.F.A., San Jose State University (2010 )
M.A., University of California Berkeley (2012)


(extramural in bold)

  • The 2017 Condon Prize for Best Student Essay in Psychological Anthropology, Society for Psychological Anthropology, $500 
  • Hayman Fellowship, The University of California Interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Consortium, 2016-2017, $10,000
  • Herb York Global Security Fellow, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), United States Department of Energy 2015-16, $18,000
  • Dissertation Research Fellowship, Center for European and Russian Studies (CERS) at UCLA, 2016, $4,100
  • Maurice J. & Fay B. Karpf Peace Prize, 2015-2016, $4,000
  • Dean’s European Fellowship, UCLA, 2015-2016 $2,500
  • Graduate Research Mentorship, UCLA, 2014-15, $20,000
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA, Summer 2014, $6,000
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA, Summer 2013, $6,000
  • UC Berkeley Anthropology Fellowship, 2012, $6,00

Selected Publications

  • (Forthcoming) McCoy, Matthew. “I will not die on this street: Thinking things over in conflicted Belfast.” Ethos
  • (Forthcoming) Duranti, Alessandro and Matthew McCoy. “Language and Creativity, Theoretical Aspects Of: Improvisation.” The International Encyclopedia of Linguistic Anthropology.


Belfast; commemoration; security infrastructure, ethics and morality, colonial and postcolonial theory; theories of violence; political anthropology; folklore; phenomenology and philosophical anthropology; Certificate in Experimental Critical Theory