Matthew Guariglia

I currently serve as a visiting scholar in the Department of History at University of California-Berkeley and a policy analyst for surveillance and privacy at the Electronic Frontier foundation (EFF). I have a PhD in History from the University of Connecticut where my research explored how U.S. colonialism, immigration, migration, and demographic shifts in New York City changed the relationship between the state and urban subjects, and triggered a shift in the way police understood racial difference. My other scholarly interests involve the history of immigration, deportation, surveillance, bureaucracy, state power, the way the state retains and organizes information. I am also a reporter with years of experience with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requesting. My writing and original reporting can also be found in the Washington Post, VICE, MuckRock, and the Urban History Association's blog, The Metropole.

You can follow me on Twitter at @mguariglia.