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Status: PhD Candidate

Adviser: Sarah Shields

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Curriculum Vitae


B.A. Xavier University, 2018
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2021
Thesis title: "Expanding the State: Disarmament in the British Mandate of Iraq,1919-1927.

Research Interests

I am interested in the military history of the modern Middle East. My master's thesis was about disarmament, specifically small arms confiscation, in the British mandate of Iraq. My dissertation expands on this topic through a comparative study on colonial policing in Iraq and Aden protectorate during the interwar period.

Some Notable Publications

Gibson, Matthew. “Seven Pillars of Destruction: T.E. Lawrence’s Contribution to Counterinsurgency,” The Xavier Journal of Political Science, Vol. VII, No. 1 (Fall 2017): 57-80.

Gibson, Matthew. “Ohio Colored Convention of 1858: Peter Clark.” Colored Conventions Exhibit, April 2016.