Matthew is an Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen, specializing in using archaeology to study the social world of the first Christians. Prior to Copenhagen, Matthew taught at Yale University and Princeton University. He is the author of the award-winning book, Gospels before the Book (Oxford University Press, 2018), which has been translated into Italian (Editrice Queriniana, 2022). His research is published in top academic journals and his scholarship has been featured in The Daily Beast, CHOICE, and Christian Century. He has recently begun leading a research project on the materiality of incarceration in the ancient Mediterranean, generously funded by the Carlsberg Foundation.