Department of History

Matt Malczycki

Matt Malczycki Joseph A. Kicklighter Associate Professor of History and Director of Undergraduate Studies
306C Thach Hall
(334) 844-7638

Office Hours

  • Monday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and by appointment
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and by appointment


Prof. Malczycki has been at Auburn since the 2008-9 academic year. He regularly teaches World History, the Historian's Craft, and various Mid East & Islamic history courses. He has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies since 2015. He also serves on the university Core Curriculum & Gen Ed committee, the CLA Undergraduate Research Certificate committee, the CLA International Studies BA committee, and several departmental committees.


Ph.D. University of Utah (History) (2006)

M.A. University of Utah (Middle East Studies) (2001)

B.A. University of Arkansas (History) (1997)

Representative Publications

Edited Volume:

Editor with Sobhi Bouderbala and Sylvie Denoix, The New Frontiers of Arabic Papyrology (E. J. Brill: Boston and Leiden, 2017).


“A Comparison of P.Utah.Ar. inv. 205 to the Canonical Hadith Collections: The Written Raw Material of Early Hadith Study,” The New Frontiers of Arabic Papyrology: Papers Presented at the 5th Conference of the International Society for Arabic Papyrology, Tunisia 2012. E. J. Brill (Boston and Leiden, 2017), 101-112.

“A Qur’ānic Amulet on Papyrus: P.Utah.Ar. 342,” in Documents and the History of the Early Islamic World, eds. Petra Sijpesteijn and Alexander T. Schubert (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2015), 235-246.

“A Page from An Aspiring Muḥaḏiṯ’s Personal Notes” in Documents et histoire Islam VIIe-XVIe siècle, ed. Anne Regourd (Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2013), 240-261.

“P.Utah.Ar. inv. 205 Instructions for Islamic Prayer from the Second Century AH/Eighth Century CE,” in Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 49 (2012): 49-62.

“The Papyrus Industry in the Early Islamic Era,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 54, (2011): 185-202.

Last Updated: August 27, 2019