Avi Astor is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a member of the Center for Research on the Sociology of Religion (ISOR). He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Brown University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2001. He obtained his doctorate in Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2011. He has written on a variety of topics related to religion, culture, and identity. He is the author of Rebuilding Islam in Contemporary Spain (Sussex, 2017). His work has appeared in several prominent journals, including Theory and Society, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Qualitative Sociology, the International Migration Review, theJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and the International Journal for Urban and Regional Research. He has also presented his work at numerous international conferences. Dr. Astor is currently an Executive Editor for the journal, Papers. Revista de Sociologia.