Besheer Mohamed is a senior researcher at Pew Research Center. He is involved in the design and implementation of many of the Center’s domestic religion polls. He specializes in studying religious minorities in the U.S., with a specific focus on Muslim Americans. Mohamed received a doctorate in sociology as well as a master’s degree in Middle East studies from the University of Chicago. He is the author of “Hybrid identity among Black American Muslims,” as well as “Muslim Immigrants: Hurt by Recession but Not Complaining.” He has worked on the Center’s surveys of U.S. Muslims, Mormons and Jews as well as its polling on attitudes toward religious groups. Mohamed has presented his work at academic conferences and been interviewed by a variety of broadcast and print media.