Neha Sahgal is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center, specializing in international polling, particularly on topics related to interreligious relations and political Islam. Sahgal is involved in all aspects of survey research, including designing the questionnaire, monitoring field work and evaluating data quality. Before joining the Pew Research Center, Sahgal worked at The Asia Foundation in San Francisco. She received her doctorate in government and politics, with a concentration in the comparative politics of the Middle East and South Asia, from The University of Maryland in 2008. She is an author of studies on the religious beliefs and practices of Muslims around the world and Christian-Muslim relations in sub-Saharan Africa. Sahgal has been invited to speak about the project’s research at universities, religious organizations and government agencies such as the U.S. Department of State. She also talks about the center’s findings in print and broadcast media.