Besheer Mohamed is a research associate at the 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. Before joining the Pew Research Center, Mohamed worked at the University of Chicago’s Survey Lab. 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 The Implications of Religious Identity for American Muslims and Muslim Immigrants: Hurt by Recession but Not Complaining. He has worked on Pew Research’s recent surveys of Muslim Americans, Mormons and Asian Americans as well as its polling on religion and politics. Mohamed has presented his work at academic conferences and been interviewed as an analyst by a variety of broadcast and print media.