I'm a professor of religion at Concordia University in Montreal, with a PhD in American Studies from Harvard University.
My research examines the history and practice of North American Christianity. I'm interested in people's experiences of the divine, the miraculous, and the unseen in particular times and places, especially through the use of material things and commercial practices.
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 Holy Land pilgrimage and in the book I'm working on now, which explores the production of Christian globalism through international child sponsorship programs.
I am a faculty fellow at Concordia's Center for Sensory Studies and a fellow of the Material Economies of Religion in the Americas Project through the Center for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion at Yale University.
I also recently signed on as co-editor of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion's book series at Palgrave Macmillan press.
Everyday Sacred: Contemporary Religion in Quebec is out with McGill-Queen's University Press. See more here & get a copy here.
Global prayers and Korean choirs in the Journal of Modern American History.
On the Power of Aggregates: Big numbers and global imaginaries on The Immanent Frame.
Unveiling Restorying Canada's spectacular new website. See & read more here.