Paul Rowe is Professor and Coordinator of Political and International Studies at Trinity Western University. He teaches in the areas of international and developing world politics, with regional specialties in the Middle East and South Asia, and a special interest in religion and global politics. Rowe completed his undergraduate study at the University of Toronto where he studied International Relations and the history and literatures of the ancient Near East. He later completed a Master of Arts in Political Science at Dalhousie University, writing primarily on the political economy and related security issues of the Middle East. He finished a PhD at McGill University in 2003, where his dissertation focused upon the politics of Christian minority communities in Middle Eastern states. He is the author of Religion and Global Politics (Oxford University Press Canada, 2012) and co-editor of Christians and the Middle East Conflict (Routledge UK, 2014), among other books and articles. He is currently editing The Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East. He has traveled extensively in the Middle East and South Asia and maintains an active research interest in the politics of religion at the global level.