Craig Martin is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at St. Thomas Aquinas College. His research and teaching focus on theoretical questions in the academic study of religion, typically related to discourse, ideology, and power. Some of his books include Masking Hegemony: A Genealogy of Liberalism, Religion, and the Private Sphere; Capitalizing Religion: Ideology and the Opiate of the Bourgeoisie; and A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion. He currently edit a book series with Bloomsbury titled Critiquing Religion: Discourse, Culture, Power.