Wendy Cadge is a Professor in the Sociology Department at Brandeis University. She teaches and writes about religion in the contemporary United States, especially as related to healthcare, immigration and sexuality. She is the author of Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine (University of Chicago Press, 2012), Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America (University of Chicago Press, 2005) and is a co-editor of Religion on the Edge: De-Centering and Re-Centering the Sociology of Religion (Oxford University Press, 2013). She has written recent articles on intercessory prayer, physicians’ experiences of religion and spirituality, hospital chaplains, the prayers people write in hospital prayer books, the emotional work of nurses, and the religious experiences of immigrants. She is currently working on a series of projects about religion and spirituality in public institutions including port and maritime contexts, airports, and the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. In 2015-16 she is serving as the chair of the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Brandeis University. She blogs for the Huffington Post and regularly works with the media contributing op-ed pieces to major newspapers and appearing on television to comment on her areas of study. www.wendycadge.com.