Matthew L. Keegan

Matthew L. Keegan

Moinian Assistant Professor, Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures


Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures


Milbank 316

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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.