Menu Close
Assistant Professor of American Religions, Iowa State University

I am a scholar of American and Indigenous religions. My ethnohistorical scholarship draws on history and anthropology to examine religion, race, and culture in (and beyond) the United States. My work primarily focuses on the representation of Native American and Indigenous religions in political, scientific, and popular realms.

My research and teaching areas include American religions; Indigenous religions; religion and museums; religion, race, and empire; method and theory in the study of religion; and religion, law, and politics


  • 2019–present
    Assistant Professor of American Religions, Iowa State University
  • 2016–2019
    Postdoctoral fellow, Northwestern University
  • 2014–2016
    Lecturer, University of Tennessee


  • 2018 
    Northwestern University, Certificate, Museum Studies
  • 2015 
    Indiana University, PhD, Religion in the Americas
  • 2009 
    University of Iowa, MA, Religious Studies & American Indian & Native Studies
  • 2007 
    University of Kansas, BA, Religious Studies & Creative Writing

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Association