RESEARCH

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)


[2020] SIGNS OF JESSAMINE COUNTY

A photo essay of visual culture displayed during the last weeks of the 2020 election season in small-town Kentucky.

[2017] Gendered Gospels, Ungendered Mission: Identity Formation at Two Evangelical Seminaries

This project considers gender practices at two seminaries located in central Kentucky. Asbury Theological Seminary serves an evangelical Wesleyan constituency and welcomes women into all levels of leadership and ministry. By contrast, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which serves the Southern Baptist Convention, celebrates principles of male headship and reserves positions of institutional, ecclesiastical, and familial authority for men. Drawing from oral interviews and ethnographic fieldwork including visual methods, this project explores how cultural processes form students’ gender ideologies and practices. I find that student formation is most effective when processes of discourse and physicality are tightly coupled.