Matthew Kuiper ’98 and Laurie Byington ‘96 Kuiper

Matthew Kuiper ’98 is an assistant professor of religious studies at Missouri State University and has published his second book, Da’wa: A Global History of Islamic Missionary Thought and Practice, which was published by Edinburgh University Press in late January 2021. Matthew, who is married to Laurie Byington ‘96 Kuiper, spent nearly three years researching and writing this book while teaching full time at Missouri State. He will join Hope’s religion department as a faculty member in the fall.

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