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  • Ph.D., Department of Religious Studies, Northwestern University, 2015
  • Dissertation: Catholicism Remixed: Catholic Prayer and the Making of Millennial Catholic Subjectivity
  • M.T.S., American Religions, Harvard Divinity School, 2007
  • B.A., Departments of Peace Studies and Theology, College of Saint Benedict, 2002, summa cum laude


  • 2016- : Assistant Professor of Religion, Humanities Department, Springfield College
  • 2015-16: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Northwestern University
  • 2015: Visiting Lecturer of History and Catholic Studies, History Department, University of Illinois-Chicago



Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Manuscripts in Revision

  • iPrayer: Catholic Prayer Apps and Twenty-first Century Catholic Subjectivities, The Anthropological Study of Religious and Religion-Themed Mobile Apps, ed. Jacqueline Fewkes.

Book Chapters

Book Reviews

  • Donna Bowman, Prayer Shawl Ministries and Women’s Theological Imagination (Lexington Books, 2015), Religion and Gender (Winter 2018).
  • Review, Jill Krebs, Our Lady of Emmitsburg, Visionary Culture, and Catholic Identity: Seeing and Believing (Lexington Books, 2015), American Academy of Religion’s Reading Religion2016.
  • Review, Joseph Laycock. The Seer of Bayside: Veronica Lueken and the Struggle to Define Catholicism (Oxford University Press, 2014), “Religion in American History Blog,” July 2015.
  • Quarterly Book Reviewer, CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Book Reviews, Topics: Women and Religion, Catholicism in the U.S., American Religion.

Web-based Publications



  • 2010, “Of Memory & Vision: Stories from Young Women in Catholicism,” Call to Action Conference, Milwaukee, IL, November 5-7.
  • 2010, “Young Women & Catholicism,” The Church in the 21st Century, Boston College, March 16.
  • 2010, “From the Pews in the Back: Young Women & Catholicism,” Ganon Center for Women & Leadership, Loyola University-Chicago, January 25.
  • 2009, “From the Pews in the Back,” College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN, October 15.


Papers Presented     

  • 2018. “Divine Mercy, the Cold War, and a Polish Pope: The International Context of an American Catholic Devotion,” American Society for Church History, Washington, DC, January 4-6.
  • 2017. “Catholic in Fly-over Country: Studying Rural Catholicism in the U.S.,” American Academy of Religion Meeting, Boston, MA, November 17-22.
  • 2017. “‘If you Pray About It, God’ll Give you an Opportunity to Do it:’ Gendering Prayers, Catholic Millennials, and the Rhythms of Ethnography,” Society for the Anthropology of Religion Biennial Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May 15-17.
  • 201.  “‘Guard your Hearts:’ Dating, Sex, and Chastity among Millennial-generation Catholics,” New England Maritime American Academy of Religion Regional Meeting, Boston, MA, April 8.
  • 2017. “A Hipster Saint and Cool Catholics: Crafting Millennial-Generation Catholic Identity in the U.S.,” American Catholic Historical Association, Denver, CO, January 6-7.
  • 2016. “Ethnography Pedagogy, Pedagogical Ethnography: Using and Teaching Ethnography in Religious Studies Classrooms,” American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX, November 19-22.
  • 2016. “‘Life App:’ Catholics and Grassroots Pro-Life Activism in the Twenty-first Century,” Boston College Biennial Conference on the History of Religion, Boston, MA, April 1-2.
  • 2016. “Pope Francis: Media Re-Presentations,” American Catholic Historical Association, Atlanta, GA, January 7-10.
  • 2015. “‘Dynamically Orthodox’ Catholics: The Mass and Technologies of Catholic Group Formation,” Society for Anthropology of Religion Biennial Conference, San Diego, CA, April 16-19.
  • 2014. “Devotions Remixed: Millennial Catholics and 21st Century Devotionalism,” American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA, November 22-24.
  • 2014. “Millennial Missionaries: Recycling Jesuit Fragments for the 21st Century,” Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014, Chicago, IL, October 16-19.
  • 2014. “Making Catholicism Hip: Young Adult Catholics and Cool American Catholicism,” Midwest Region American Academy of Religion, Ada, OH, April 4-5.
  • 2014. “Hip Catholicism: Crafting a Catholic Cool,” Chicago Ethnography Conference, Evanston, IL, March 15.
  • 2012. “A Space Set Apart: Sacred Texts From the Pews in the Back,” West Region, American Academy of Religion, Santa Clara, CA, March 24-26.
  • 2011. “Forgive Me, iPhone, for I have Sinned: Catholic Engagement with the Confession App,” American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, CA, November 19-22.

Conference Discussant

  • 2014, “Where Religion Takes Place,” Northwestern University Religious Studies Graduate Student Conference, Evanston, IL, October 31-November 2.
  • 2012, “Transnational Transitions,” Northwestern University Religious Studies Graduate Student Conference, Evanston, IL, October 12-14.


Springfield College

  • Religion and Sports
  • Religions of the World
  • Religion in American: Religion in New England
  • Religion in America: American Religious History
  • Introduction to Philosophy

Northwestern University

  • Introduction to Religion
  • Christian Thought in Global Perspective
  • Introduction to Christianity
  • Women and Religion
  • Chicago Catholicism: A Case Study
  • Contemporary American Catholicism (

University of Illinois-Chicago

  • Catholics and Catholicism in U.S. History (spring 2015)

Northwestern University, Teaching Assistant

  • Introduction to Buddhism
  • American Religious History
  • Religion, Medicine, and Suffering in the West
  • Methods of Observing Human Behavior
  • Introduction to Hinduism
  • Religion and Identity
  • Introduction to Religion
  • Introduction to Judaism
  • Introduction to Buddhism

Other Teaching Experience

  • English Language Learning Teacher, Mason County Literacy, Shelton, WA
  • English Teacher, Instituto Intercultural, Mendoza, Argentina


  • Peer Reviewer, Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art, and Belief (2017)
  • Teaching Consultant, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching (2013-16)
  • Coordinator, North American Religions Workshop, Northwestern University (2012-14)
  • Workshop Leader, New TA Conference, Graduate School, Northwestern University (2013-14)
  • Teaching Consultant, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching (2013-16)


  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Springfield College (2017-18)
  • Workshop Presenter, Center for Teaching and Learning, Springfield College (2017)
  • Search Committee Member, Humanities Department, Springfield College (2016-17)
  • Teaching Representative, Religious Studies Graduate Student Association (2014-15)
  • Teaching Representative, Religious Studies Graduate Student Association (2014-15)
  • Member, Religious Studies Graduate Student Association (2009-2015)
  • Member, Religious Studies Graduate Student Conference Committee (2014)




  • Spanish, reading and speaking proficiency
  • French, reading proficiency with dictionary


  • American Academy of Religion (2010-present)
  • American Catholic Historical Association (2015-present)
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