I am a father, husband, and Roman Catholic scholar teaching at a Jesuit institution in Massachusetts where I also serve as Faculty Ombudsperson. I received my B. A. from Amherst College and Ph.D. in the History of Religions from the University of Chicago. I also resided in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka for a total of four years as a student and researcher. My publications engage global Catholicism (particularly in South Asia), Catholic theology and spirituality, Mormonism, and The Watchtower movement. I am the founding editor of the Journal of Global Catholicism, co-editor of Engaging South Asian Religions: Boundaries, Appropriations, and Resistances (SUNY, 2012, with Peter Gottschalk) and author of Mercy Matters: Opening Yourself to the Life Changing Gift (OSV, 2016). I have been a panelist for On Faith and the Boston Globe website Crux and also write for the Huffington Post. I have published opinion pieces in the Washington Post, Fortune, Commonweal Magazine, and The National Catholic Reporter, and have provided expert commentary to USA Today, The New York Times, ABC's Good Morning America, NPR, CNBC, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and U.S. News & World Report, among others.
Fulbright Fellowship, Century Fellowship, AIIS Dissertation Fellowship, Thomas J. Watson Fellowship