Craig Considine (Ph.D., 2015,
Trinity College Dublin) is a Lecturer of Sociology at Rice University. He
earned a Masters degree from Royal Holloway – University of London and a
Bachelors degree from American University. As a sociologist, Craig is
interested in the sociology of religion, racial and ethnic relations, as well
as the experiences of diasporic communities.
Craig’s early research focused
primarily on American identity through the lens of Muslims with emphasis on religious
pluralism and Islamophobia. More recent research explored the experiences of
young Pakistani Muslim and non-Muslim men in Dublin, Ireland and Boston,
Massachusetts. His Ph.D. project focused on the ethnic and civic nation
dichotomy, the impact of crisis racism, intergenerational dynamics in diaspora,
and the developments of hybrid and liquid identities. Craig is currently turning
his doctoral dissertation into a book manuscript for publication in 2016.
His current work examines topics
including, but not limited to, Prophet Muhammad’s covenants with Christian
communities, Muslim communities in Houston, Texas, religious pluralism in the
U.S., as well as Christian-Muslim relations.
Considine, Craig. 2016. “Prophet Muhammad’s Covenants with Christians: Pluralism and Civic Rights in the First Islamic State.” Interreligious Insight, 14: 42-57.Considine, Craig. 2016. “What does it mean to be ‘Irish’? Perceptions of Irish identity among young Pakistani men.” Diaspora Studies 9(2): 141-152.Considine, Craig. 2016. “Religious Pluralism and Civic Rights in a ‘Muslim Nation’: An Analysis of Prophet Muhammad’s Covenants with Christians.” Religions 7(15): 1-21.
Considine, Craig. Forthcoming
2016. “Religious Pluralism and Nation-Building in Prophet Muhammad’s Covenants
with Christians,” in J.A. Morrow (ed.) Critical
Studies on the Covenants of the Prophet, Hillsdale, New York: Angelico and
Considine, Craig. Book Manuscript
in Progress 2016. Family, Religion, and Identity
in the Pakistan Diaspora.
Considine, Craig. 2013. “New Book
Sheds Light on Prophet Muhammad’s Interfaith Views, ISLAMiCommentary, Duke Islamic Studies Center (online).
Considine, Craig. 2013. “Finding
Tolerance in Akbar, the Philosopher-King,” ISLAMiCommentary,
Duke Islamic Studies Center (online).
Considine, Craig (ed.). 2012. Trinity College Dublin Journal of
Postgraduate Research: Ireland’s Research on the Global Stage, Volume 11.
Dublin, Ireland: Graduate Students’ Union.
Craig (2009) “Selected Passages,” in A.S. Ahmed Journeyinto America: The Challenge of
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