I am an Associate Professor in the Religious Studies Department at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland. My research deals with the interactions of religion and culture in the modern west, focusing on ritual, literature, and the arts. A secondary interest is the place of religion in the history of ideas, and the modern and contemporary efforts, especially in the German tradition, to theorize religion. My approach to studying religion is interdisciplinary, and my methods eclectic, drawing on history, anthropology, literary criticism, ritual, and performance studies.

Above: A wreath of roses laid in the Münster Konstanz, during the commemorative, ecumenical service in memory of Jan Hus, July 6, 2015.