Assistant Professor
Department of History


Brief Biography

Matthew Parnell is a core curriculum post-doctoral fellow and assistant professor in the Department of History at The American University in Cairo. A specialist in the history of Modern Egypt and the Middle East, Parnell earned his doctorate from the University of Arkansas in August, 2016 following the completion of his dissertation titled, “Youth…Power…Egypt:  The Development of Youth as a Sociopolitical Concept and Force in Egypt, 1805-1923.” His current research focuses on the diverse experiences of young people growing up in Egypt during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He teaches courses on the topics above as well as in world history and childhood across the globe during the modern era.