Upcoming & Recent Talks
Not going anywhere for the foreseeable future, but I'm co-organizing a fantastic speaker series on Zoom this Fall with Concordia's Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies. It's called Sensing Atmospheres. Get in touch if you want to tune in.
I'm an anthropologist and historian of North American Christianity. My work tracks people's experiences of the divine, the miraculous, and the unseen, especially through material things and commercial practices.
Lately I've been thinking about the connections that we imagine and foster globally. These themes are central in my book on Holy Land pilgrimage and the one I've just finished, which explores Christian globalism through child sponsorship programs.
I'm a professor in the department of Anthropology and School of Religious Studies at McGill University in Montreal, and I serve as faculty fellow with Concordia's Center for Sensory Studies & Yale's Center for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion.
I also co-edit the Contemporary Anthropology of Religion book series at Palgrave Macmillan & co-curate the New Directions in the Anthropology of Christianity website.