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Alexander Matthew Key
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Arabic

Alexander Key's interests range across the literary and intellectual history of the Arabic and Persian-speaking worlds from the seventh century, together with Western political thought and philosophy. He received his Ph.D. in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Harvard University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in May 2012.

He is a founding editor of New Middle Eastern Studies, where he has edited articles on femininity in 1920s Lebanon, women Muslim leaders in Central Asia, Iran's nuclear program, and Salafi conceptions of citizenship.  Alexander Key is currently working on two books.  He received a Ph.D. (with distinction) in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.