Professor Pschaida’s research and teaching focus on questions of cosmopolitanism—becoming global citizens who in the American microcosm of our planet’s diversity come together across religious, racial, class, gender, and sexual lines who learn with and from each other’s heritage, traditions, religions, and philosophies to create communities of deep friendships that solve problems and nurture human development. He explores these questions in contexts of religion in America, Islamic studies, and Bahá’í studies.
“Bahá'u'lláh's 'Long Healing Prayer' ("Lawḥ-i-Anta'l-Káfí") in Light of a Metaphysics of Unity,” The Journal of Bahá’í Studies, March 2022.
“Dealing with Religious Differences: Soteriological Perspectives and Interfaith Friendships of Young American Muslims,” The Muslim World, summer 2018.
Elliott Bazzano and Marcia Hermansen, Varieties of American Sufism, Nova Religio, (2022), 26 (1): 127-130.
Alison Scott-Bauman, et al., Islam on Campus: Contested Identities and the Cultures of Higher Education in Britain (2020), Sociology of Religion (August 2021): 527-528.
Francesco Piraino and Mark Sedgwick, editors, Global Sufism: Boundaries, Structures, and Politics (2019), Nova Religio (2021) 24 (3): 145-147.
Adam Morris, American Messiahs: False Prophets of a Damned Nation (2019), Nova Religio (2020) 23 (4): 127–129.
- Religion in America
- Islamic studies
- Bahá’í studies
- Methodologies of ethnography, phenomenology, hermeneutics, and ethics