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Besheer Mohamed

Senior Researcher on Religion and Public Life, Pew Research Center

Besheer Mohamed is a senior researcher 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 United States, with a specific focus on Muslim Americans.

Before joining Pew Research Center, Besheer worked at the University of Chicago’s Survey Lab. He has worked on the center’s recent surveys of Muslim Americans, Mormons, and Asian Americans as well as its polling on religion and politics.

Besheer has appeared in numerous media outlets and regularly briefs policymakers, academics, and other important stakeholders. He has also published in traditional academic publications through Oxford University Press and NYU Press, along with the American Sociological Association’s magazine, Contexts. 

He received his doctorate in sociology and master’s degree in Middle East Studies from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Cornell University.