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Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Africana Studies; Graduate Chair of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Research Associate and Colorado Scholar, Women’s Study in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Associate Director, University Honors Program, Loyola Marymount University
Postdoctoral Fellow in Race, Religion, and Gender, Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University
Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.


Ph.D  Religion, Vanderbilt University, 2001
M.A. Religion,  Vanderbilt University
M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

Forthcoming Book

The Gospel According To Sarah, The New Press


Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making A Sanctified World. University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Recent Articles

“Religion and Reporting in Africa”, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media. Oxford 2012
Where Nowhere Becomes Sacred: The Mojave Desert Cross and Sacred Space: Material Religion: The Journal of Art, Objects and Belief. Volume 7, Number 2, July 2011
Media, Pentecost and Prosperity: The Racial Meaning Behind the Aesthetic: Pneuma: The Journal of the Society of Pentecostal Studies Volume 33, Number 2, 2011
Writing History as a Believer: Response to Noll, Bushman, Gregory in Fides et Historia, Volume 43, No. 2, Summer/Fall 2011

Professional Organizations  

American Academy of Religion
American Society of Church History
American Historical Association
Society for the Study of Black Religion
American Studies Association

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