Trevor Castor

Dr. Trevor Castor, Director, Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies
Dr. George Castor
Director, Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies
Director, Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies

Dr. Castor and his wife, Katie, served as YWAM missionaries in South Asia before coming to CIU.  He started working at the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies in 2008.  His research interests are in Muslim-Christian relations and cognitive anthropology.  The process of identity formation for Muslim immigrants in America was the focus of his PhD research.  Dr. Castor teaches courses in Muslim-Christian relations and missiology.
Trevor and Katie were married in 2000 and have three amazing kids—Benjamin, Chloe and Anna.  As a family they love to go on outdoor adventures with their golden retriever, Loki.


  • PhD, Australian College of Theology
  • MA, Columbia International University
  • BA, Columbia International University

Selected Publications

  • “Mapping the Diaspora with Facebook.” 2015. Pp. 21-35 in Diaspora Missiology: Reflections on Reaching the Scattered Peoples of the World, edited by M. Pocock and E. Wan. Pasadena: William Carey Library.
  • “Transnationalism, Identity and Virtual Space: A Case Study of One Woman’s Attempt to Negotiate Two Worlds.” 2016. Pp. 485-491 in Scattered and Gathered: A Global Compendium of Diaspora Missiology, edited by S. Tira, and T. Yamamori. Oxford: Regnum.
  • “Timothy of Baghdad (727-823).” 2020. Pp. 197-210 in The History of Apologetics, edited by B. Forrest, J. Chatraw, and A. McGrath. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Awards and Honors

  • Association of Biblical Higher Education Honor Society
  • Hosted a ‘New and Noteworthy’ Podcast, Muslims Christians and the Zombie Apocalypse.