Areas of Interest:

  • Civil Society
  • Voluntary Associations
  • Civic Engagement
  • Social Capital

Matthew Baggetta is an expert on civil society and voluntary associations. His research interests include civil society and civic engagement, membership-based organizations, and social movements. Baggetta’s work focuses on the impacts of voluntary associations on their members and the broader impacts of associations and movements on society.


  • Civil Society, Civic Engagement & Volunteering
  • Local Governance
  • Cultural Policy & Arts Administration
  • Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy


Environmental Policy, Management, Sociology, Public Administration
PhD, Harvard University, Sociology, 2009
MA, Harvard University, Sociology, 2005
BA, University of Notre Dame, Sociology and Computer Applications, 2001