Matthew L. Keegan
Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures
Matthew L. Keegan's work focuses on the intersections of Arabic literature and Islamic thought in the pre-colonial period. In particular, his first book project explores the vast commentary tradition on the Maqamat of al-Hariri, a collection of Arabic trickster stories written in the 12th century that was a canonical text of Islamic education until the 19th century. Before arriving at Barnard, he received his PhD from NYU, taught at the American University of Sharjah, and completed a postdoc at the Freie Universität Berlin.