Research

In my training as a socio-cultural anthropologist at Brandeis University, I have designed and conducted ethnographic research in South Africa and the United States. This page collects various drafts and published manuscripts I have written from this original material.

Book Review of Glossolalia and the Problem of Language, Nicholas Harkness (University of Chicago Press, 2021)
In the Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, Early View

Pentecostal Promise and a South African Dream Deferred
On Africa Is a Country, March 31, 2020

The Prosperity Gospel and an Unprosperous Reality in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Conservative Evangelical Responses to Charismatic Christianity
Wits Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Humanities, 2019

Aging and the End Times: Evangelical Eschatology and Experiences of Elderhood in the United States and South Africa
In Anthropology & Aging 40(1):32-47, 2019

Religion and Science
From The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2018

Evangelistic Failures and Imperial Anxieties among Nineteenth-Century American Missionaries to the Zulu
Symposium Presentation, 2017

‘Only One Race’: Religious and Scientific Rhetoric of Anti-Racism among Young-Earth Creationists
Conference Presentation, 2015

Contesting the Secular Other, Constructing the Creationist Self: Scientific Discourse and Religious Narrative among Kentuckian Evangelical Christians
MA Thesis, 2015

Confiding in ‘God’s Word,’ Confirming through ‘Man’s Word’
Conference Presentation, 2014


In addition to my own research, I organized a small conference at Brandeis on legal anthropology in April 2016, the program from which appears here.

Anthropology, Law, and the Pursuit of Social Justice Conference Program