Writer, Author, Researcher
Matt Trevithick worked as the Director of Communications at the American University of Afganistan 2010 to 2014. Previously, he worked at the American University of Iraq. He is currently the co-founder and director of research at SREO Research in Turkey, which analyzes aid effectiveness for the United Nations, the World Food Programme, and more than a dozen NGOs involved in the regional refugee humanitarian response.
One of the first Americans admitted into Iran after the 2015 nuclear deal, he received a Farsi certificate from an intensive language program at Tehran University. He also spent 41 days in Iran’s notorious Evin prison, mainly in solitary confinement, on baseless accusations related to overthrowing the Iranian government.
His first book is the autobiography of Afghanistan’s first Minister of Higher Education after the fall of the Taliban, with a foreword written by US Ambassador Ryan Crocker. He is also the co-host of Sources and Methods, a bi-weekly podcast which interviews leading writers and researchers and discusses their research strategies and tools.