Matteo Salvadore is Associate Professor of History at American University of Sharjah. He is a broadly trained world historian with a research interest in the Horn of Africa and its diaspora. His book, The African Prester John and the Birth of Ethiopian-European Relations, 1402-1555 explores early modern dealings between the Kingdom of Ethiopia and Renaissance Europe. He has contributed articles to the Journal of World History, Africa, Itinerario, the Journal of African History, the Journal of Early Modern History, and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. He is currently working on a book-length study of Ṣägga Krәstos.