When Texts Sell

When Texts Sell

I have never really felt comfortable with the presumed division between teaching and scholarship. The challenges and insights of my students inspire me to research. In fact, I do my ...


Featured in CGU’s The Flame

Recently my research was featured in Claremont Graduate University's magazine.

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Glimpses of Alex Haley’s Scriptural ROOTS

During the nation’s bicentennial, a media phenomena captivated the attention of American reading and television audiences. Alex Haley’s award-winning work broached the contested role of black people in the United ...

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Forum for Theological Exploration

Occasional reflections on 21st century Religious Studies scholarship.

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To Exclude or Not To Exclude: The Politics of the World’s Religions Syllabus

There’s no way of getting around it. Some student will ask me why I don’t cover “X” religion in my survey course. It happens all the time. And I usually tell them how, given our limited time together, we can only cover so many traditions. Unfortunately that will appease most students. But I hope by […]

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What (Not) To Do @SBL/AAR

In 2011, I had the pleasure of serving as Claremont Graduate University’s On-Site Representative for the Society of Biblical Literature. I was the liaison between the university’s members and the guild. For one of our professional development events, we had a pre-Annual Meeting gathering called “What (Not) To Do @SBL/AAR. Dean Tammi Schneider lead us […]

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