Craig Considine (Irish: Carrig MacConsáidín, meaning “Son of Constantine”) is a Catholic American and native of Massachusetts. As a sociologist, he focuses on religion, race and ethnicity, Islam, Christianity, interfaith studies as well as comparative research and ethnography. In April 2015, he earns 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 is a passionate teacher with four years of experience in teaching undergraduate courses. He enjoys speaking, lecturing 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.
In addition to his teaching and speaking, Considine’s work is published in academic books and journals and is currently working on several future publications. He has also published over 70 media articles and blogs for Huffington Post Religion. His other professional engagements include serving as Editor for Trinity College Dublin: Journal of Postgraduate Researcher (2011) and film director of 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.
He has also been interviewed for international media outlets with 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 the love of his life, Melony Bethala in White Castle, Louisiana. He is also a serious Boston Celtics fan and enjoys researching his Irish ancestry in his free time.