New: Check out my new book, Walking Where Jesus Walked. Just published with NYU Press.
Where I'll be this semester:
Young Scholars in American Religion, September Kutznick-Harris Symposium on the Jewish Family, October
American Academy of Religion, November American Anthropology Association, December
I spend time each year travelling. Check out some of my favourite photographs of Christianity in other places.
I'm a professor of religion at Concordia University in Montreal, with a PhD in American Studies from Harvard.
My research examines the history and practice of North American Christianity. I'm interested in how the divine, the miraculous, and the unseen become real for people in particular times and places, especially through material objects.
Lately I've been thinking about the connections that we imagine and foster with people and places globally. These themes are central in my first book, on Christian Holy Land pilgrimage.
I'm a visiting research fellow at Princeton's Center for the Study of Religion in 2014 and in the Young Scholars in American Religion program, 2013-15.