Matthew L. Keegan is the Moinian Assistant Professor in Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College of Columbia University.
His research focuses on the intersections of Arabic literature and Islamic thought in the pre-modern Arabic world. In particular, Matthew's work examines the extensive commentary tradition surrounding al-Ḥarīrī's Maqāmāt.
In 2018 and 2019, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin as part of Beatrice Gründler's AnonymClassic project. Matthew served as an Assistant Professor at the American University of Sharjah from 2017 to 2018. He has a PhD from New York University (NYU), an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from Williams College. Matthew has also studied at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) in Egypt and at Princeton University.