Matthew L. Keegan

Moinian Assistant Professor, Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures


Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures


Thursday 2-4pm and by appointment

Fall 2021: Zoom Meeting, make a calendly appointment
Milbank 316 (on campus)
R 2-4pm and by appointment


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.