I am an assistant 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. My approach to studying religion is interdisciplinary, and my methods eclectic, drawing on history, anthropology, literary criticism, ritual and performance studies.
Areas of Research & Teaching
Christian Thought & History
Ritual Studies, Religion and the Arts
Religion, Modernity, and the Post-secular
Anthropology of Religion; Lived Religion