Talks

Video: Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Loving Thy Neighbor

Dr. Craig Considine had the privilege of speaking at Hub Talks in Pleasanton, California on July 13, 2018. His talk focused on the fear and ignorance fueling Islamophobia and offered solutions by means of Christian teachings. Dr. Considine shared his own personal and academic approaches on the matter of loving his Muslim friends, neighbors, and co-nationals.… Continue reading Video: Christian and Muslim Perspectives on Loving Thy Neighbor

Islamophobia · Racialization and Racism · Racism

Islamophobia Represents a Form of Racism Mixed with Cultural Intolerance

Published by Amy McCaig at Rice University News and Media Islamophobia represents a form of racism mixed with cultural intolerance as a whole, rather than simply intolerance of Muslims and Islam, according to a new paper from a Rice University sociologist. “The Racialization of Islam in the United States: Islamophobia, Hate Crimes and ‘Flying While… Continue reading Islamophobia Represents a Form of Racism Mixed with Cultural Intolerance

Fieldwork · Work

Second-generation Pakistani-Irish Individuals Face Identity Challenges

By Amy McCaig  Published first on Rice University News and Media Second-generation Pakistani-Irish individuals are facing identity challenges among Ireland’s mainstream views of national identity or “Irishness,” according to a new study from Rice University. “What Does It Mean To Be ‘Irish’? Perceptions of Irish Identity Among Young Pakistani Men” appeared in a recent edition… Continue reading Second-generation Pakistani-Irish Individuals Face Identity Challenges

Publications · Sociology · Work

Article: What Does it Mean to Be ‘Irish’? Perceptions of Irish identity Among Young Pakistani Men

I am happy to share my new publication “What does it mean to be ‘Irish’? Perceptions of Irish identity among young Pakistani men” in Diaspora Studies (published by Routledge – Taylor & Francis). Abstract: The aim of this paper is to contribute to the discussion surrounding national identity by considering a particular set of empirical… Continue reading Article: What Does it Mean to Be ‘Irish’? Perceptions of Irish identity Among Young Pakistani Men

Publications

Article: Religious Pluralism and Civic Rights in a “Muslim Nation”: An Analysis of Prophet Muhammad’s Covenants with Christians

I am happy to share my new publication “Religious Pluralism and Civic Rights in a ‘Muslim Nation’: An Analysis of Prophet Muhammad’s Covenants with Christians” in Religions. Abstract: This article examines the roles that religious pluralism and civic rights played in Prophet Muhammad’s vision of a “Muslim nation”. I demonstrate how Muhammad desired a pluralistic… Continue reading Article: Religious Pluralism and Civic Rights in a “Muslim Nation”: An Analysis of Prophet Muhammad’s Covenants with Christians

Work

Lessons I learned as Editor

Now that my role as Editor for the TCD Journal of Postgraduate Research (Volume 11) is practically finished, I want to reflect back on the experience, share the negatives and positives, but more importantly, touch on the wealth of knowledge I accumulated throughout the arduous process of putting together an academic journal.  I’ve broken this… Continue reading Lessons I learned as Editor