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Zacharias Pieri
Research Fellow


Office: CPR 475C
Phone: 813/974-3562



Zacharias Pieri, is a political sociologist with extensive ethnographic research experience of British and European Muslim communities, and expert on the Islamic Movement, Tablighi Jamaat. His current research focuses on Islamist movements and tribal dynamics in West Africa. He is also a researcher on a $6 million project investigating counter-radical discourses amongst Muslim communities in Western Europe, West Africa and Southeast Asia. Dr. Pieri is author of: 'Tablighi Jamaat: A Handy Book on Religion in World Affairs' and also publishes on Islam in contemporary societies. Dr. Pieri has further interests in the sociology of religion, social movements, and contemporary forms and expressions of Islam. He has traveled throughout the Middle East and South East Asia learning Arabic and researching local cultures. Dr. Pieri was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2010 and is a member of the Muslims in Britain Research Network. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Citizenship Initiative, University of South Florida.