Matt Kemp earned his PhD in French from Florida State University in 2006, and joined the Kent State faculty in 2007. He coordinates the Elementary French program and teaches classes in French language, literature and culture. His research interests include 20th Century French and Francophone literatures and cultures, contemporary Franco-American political and cultural relations, the Algerian War, post-colonialism and post-colonial cultures in French and American intellectuals.
"French Intellectuals and the Arab Spring" (Forthcoming, 2013).
"French Intellectuals and the Iraq War" in Modern and Contemporary France, vol. 17, no. 2, May 2009
"Re-readings of the Algerian War During the U.S. War on Terror: Between Recognition and Denial," in the Journal of European Studies, vol. 38, no. 2, June 2008
Contributing translator in A.G. Hargreaves, J. Kelsay and B.S. Twiss (eds) "Politics and Religion in and the " (, 2008).
"Empire, 'Terror,' and Human Rights: and since 9/11," in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (formerly Sites), vol. 10, no. 1, January 2006.