PhD, 2016, University of Chicago Divinity School
REL 131 Religion in America
REL 346 Sexuality and American Religion
REL 368 Health and Body in American Religions
REL 580/685 Theories of Religion
My main research interest is the history of religion in America, with a focus on colonial America and the Atlantic world. In my book project, Persistent Providence: Healing Body and Soul in Early America, I examine how Christian communities responded to sickness and epidemics in a context of ever-new medical and scientific developments. My teaching on health and body brings this research to the modern world, and I enjoy exploring the connections between past and present and the continuing relevance of the themes of medicine, body, sexuality, and emotion in American religion.
I have published articles in Religions (2018) and Church History (2015 & 2016), and my writing has also appeared in The Atlantic (2016), Notches (2016), and Sightings (2012).
Young Scholars in American Religion Program, Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, 2019-2020
David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality, John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, 2018
Dr. Liselotte Kirchner Postdoctoral Fellow, Francke Foundations, Halle, 2017
Colonial Essay Award, Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, 2016
Sidney E. Mead Prize, American Society of Church History, 2015
Junior Fellow, Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, 2015-2016
Newcombe Fellow, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2014-2015
Carpenter Fellow, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 2013-2014