Craig Considine (Irish: Carrig MacConsáidín) is a Catholic American and native of Massachusetts. As a sociologist, he focuses on religion, Islam, Christianity, interfaith, race and ethnicity, identity as well as comparative research and ethnography. In December 2014, he earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from Trinity College Dublin. Before attending Trinity, Considine earned an MSc. Lond. in International Relations from Royal Holloway, London as well as a B.A. in International Relations from American University, Washington D.C.
Considine served as editor of the Trinity College Dublin: Journal of Postgraduate Research (2011) and directed the documentary Journey into America (2009), a film which highlights a year long anthropological study across the U.S. that explores American identity through the lens of Muslims. His work is also included in Journey into America (2009) and has appeared in the Huffington Post Religion and Washington Post, among other media outlets.
Considine is a lecturer with four years of experience in teaching undergraduate courses. He also enjoys speaking and debating on topics related to his research interests. In recent years, Considine has given seminars and spoken at academic events and institutions such as Princeton University, Trinity College Dublin, School of Oriental and African Studies, University College Dublin, and the European Sociological Association. He has also visited many mosques and other places of religious worship as a means of building better relations between religious communities, particularly between Jews, Christians and Muslims.
He has also been interviewed for international media outlets like Al Jazeera and CNN, and his articles have been published on major websites including the Council of American Islamic Relations, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of the State of Iran, as well as Fox News. In the summer of 2015, Considine is marrying Melony Bethala in White Castle, Louisiana. He is also a serious Boston Celtics fan and enjoys researching his Irish ancestry in his free time.