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Matthew Anderson

Doctoral Fellow


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Matthew Anderson is a doctoral student in the Department of Theological and Religious Studies at Georgetown University exploring Christian-Muslim relations, Islamic approaches to modernity, and the theological and social challenges posed by religious diversity. He has twice been granted a summer dissertation fellowship with the Religious Freedom Research Project (2015, 2017) and spent the 2015-2016 academic year on a Boren fellowship in Amman, Jordan. As a research assistant at Georgetown, he has worked with the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, serving as a co-editor for the Religious Freedom Research Project's 2014 volume, "Islam and Religious Freedom: A Sourcebook of Scriptural, Theological, and Legal Texts." Anderson's dissertation analyzes classical conceptions of blasphemy within the Islamic tradition.