Dr. Craig Considine is a Catholic American of Irish and Italian descent. His next book, Muslims in America: Examining the Facts (ABC-CLIO), examines the veracity of controversial claims and beliefs surrounding American Muslims and Islam in the United States. Considine’s research interests include American religious pluralism, American Muslims, Islamophobia, American identity, Christian-Muslim relations, the life of Prophet Muhammad, the Pakistani diaspora, Irish identity, and the ethnic vs. civic nation dichotomy. He holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), an MSc from the University of London (England), and a BA from American University (Washington, DC). Considine is a native of Needham, Massachusetts.