Research & Teaching

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Research and teaching go hand-in-hand. I have a variety of research interests that not only dovetail with each other, but also greatly inform the classes I teach. I participate in the academic domains of American Religious History, New Religious Movements, and Western Esotericism. Within these domains my interests and  specific theoretical models include the body and embodiment, Buddhism in the West, and Digital humanities. I have also designed and taught numerous courses both in-person and online. While I enjoy engaging in a variety of research projects, I also gain great joy in teaching, helping students appreciate the fascinating domain of history and religious studies.