Craig Michael Considine (Irish: Carrig Micheál MacConsáidín) was born on June 10, 1985 in Newton, Massachusetts. His undergraduate and graduate years were spent in Washington, DC, London, and Dublin. Between 2010-2014, Considine worked towards a PhD in the Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin, where he also served as Teaching Assistant and Chief Editor of the Trinity College Dublin Journal of Postgraduate Research. He is receiving his degree from Trinity in April 2015. Considine is of Irish and Italian ancestry. He currently resides in his hometown of Needham, Massachusetts.
As a proponent of interfaith dialogue between Christians and Muslims, Considine has been invited to speak or deliver presentations at Princeton University, the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, University College Dublin, University College Cork, the European Sociological Association, and the Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational and Cultural Centre Ireland. His writing and research has appeared in Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Ireland.
In addition to his writing and speaking, Craig is a filmmaker. His documentary Journey into America was screened at the US Embassy London and reviewed by the United States Department of State, Anthropology Today, as well as other outlets around the world. The documentary was also shown at the University of Cambridge, Washington National Cathedral, Georgetown University, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, among other locations and universities across the US.
Considine blogs on his personal website and regularly posts videos and short documentaries to his YouTube channel. In 2015, he is marrying Melony Bethala, who is currently pursuing a PhD in Literature at the University of York, England. He is passionate of the Boston Celtics and researching his Irish roots in the area of Lisdoonvarna, Ireland.