Matthew Kuiper's scholarship is focused on classical Islam, contemporary Islamic reform and revival movements, the history of Islam in the Indian subcontinent, and Muslim-Christian relations. He is fascinated by the ways religions interact and shape one another, along with the ways they respond to the changes and challenges of modernity. In his teaching and research, he wants help others gain a deeper understanding of the powerful role religion, Islam in particular, has played in human societies throughout history.
Kuiper lived and worked in South Asia for nearly a decade, and has traveled throughout the Muslim world. He completed his PhD in Islamic Studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2016.
Kuiper is married and has 3 children.