- Academic Year 2017-18 FLAS Fellow (Qalam wa Lawh in Rabat)
Language: Arabic, 5th Year
Matt is a master’s student in the Middle Eastern Studies program at CSAMES. He received his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research is primarily focused on Islamic law and the history of the modern Middle East. Matt has also worked as an assistant to the University of Illinois’ Middle Eastern Studies librarian, Laila Hussein Moustafa. He will spend the summer of 2017 and the academic year of 2017-2018 studying Arabic (both MSA and darija) in Morocco.