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Assalamu Alaykum and Welcome!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our research page. This site showcases a new and important research project that seeks to identify and interview Muslim converts, who may also identify as “reverts” or “New Muslims.” The research is seeking to better understand why a growing number of Americans are deciding to embrace Islam as a new religion.

Your participation in the study will help establish a better understanding of Islamic conversion in the United States and improve the public’s knowledge of Muslim converts, who are often negatively portrayed in the media and misunderstood by wider society. The research hopes to contribute to improving social cohesion and interfaith dialogue in addition to contributing to academic knowledge.

Participation in our study involves completing some questionnaires and a short interview. If you are a Muslim convert and are interested in participating in the research, please contact us on email: convertstudy@gsu.edu. Alternatively, you can send us a message through Facebook or Twitter @convertstudy. We take anonymity very seriously in our research and we are taking steps in our work to ensure that anonymity is maintained and protected to the fullest possible extent. We will not collect any information such as your name, Mosque you attend, or where you live. If you agree to participate the researchers will describe the full range of ways confidentiality is protected during a consent process prior to the interview. You are also able to request a copy of any publications resulting from the research.

The research is led by Professor John Horgan from the Georgia State University and has been approved by the Research Ethics Committee to ensure that the research complies with the highest ethical research standards. Call Susan Vogtner in the Georgia State University Office of Research Integrity at 404-413-3513 or email svogtner1@gsu.edu if you want to talk to someone who is not part of the study team. You can talk about questions, concerns, offer input, obtain information, or suggestions about the study. You can also call Susan Vogtner if you have questions or concerns about your rights in this study.

We look forward to sharing a conversation with you about your experiences