I recently completed a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Notre Dame where I was a member of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society.

My research concentrations focus on the subfields of religion, gender, and material culture. My research explores the intersection of religion and gender, and the cultural production of group identity–particularly through the use of material and visual culture.




Sociology of Religion
Material and Visual Culture
Sociology of Gender
Visual Methods
Sociology as Pedagogy




Ph.D. Sociology, University of Notre Dame



B.A. Sociology, Bethel College


selected publications and presentations

“Wesleyan (Anti)Feminism: A Religious Construction of Gender Equality.” Religions. 2018, 9(4), 97.

“A Deeper Look: Feminism and the Christian Church,” Asbury University (November 2017)

“Gendered Gospel, Ungendered Mission: Identity Construction at Two Evangelical Seminaries,” Doctoral dissertation (defended November, 2016)

“Red Light Rescue: The Anti-Trafficking Movement in Thailand” (with David R. Swartz), Asbury University (September 2017)

“Al Mohler’s Pulpit: Embodied Masculinity and Socialization,” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Newport Beach, Cal. (October 2015)

“’This is My Father’s World’: American Evangelical Ambivalence toward Climate Change” M.A. thesis, University of Notre Dame (2009)