Peace be with you and welcome to my website. I am a Catholic American of Irish and Italian descent. I was born and bred in Needham, Massachusetts and have studied in Washington, DC, London and Dublin. As a sociologist I focus on many topics including religious pluralism, Muslims in America, Islamophobia, Christian-Muslim relations, the life of Prophet Muhammad, race and ethnic relations, and the intersection between religion and nationalism. My doctoral dissertation on the experiences of young Pakistani men in Boston and Dublin has been turned into a book manuscript titled Pakphobia: Islam and Racism in the Pakistani Diaspora, to be published by Routledge – Taylor and Francis Group in 2017. I have another book – A Christian Finds the Muslim Faith – to be published in 2017 by Noura Books of Indonesia. One of my recent peer-reviewed articles is titled Religious Pluralism and Civic Rights in a “Muslim Nation”: An Analysis of Prophet Muhammad’s Covenants with Christians. I am currently teaching in the Department of Sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas. I hold a PhD from Trinity College Dublin. Please feel free to e-mail me via the contact page (above) with any thoughts or questions. Thanks for visiting and I hope you stop by again in the future.