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Instructional Assistant Professor of Religion, University of Mississippi, 2016-

  • Introduction to Religion
  • Christianity in America
  • End Times: Apocalypticism in America

Visiting Lecturer of Religious Studies, Georgia State University, 2015-2016

  • Modern Christian Thought: A Global History
    40-student, 16-week course in Spring 2016
  • Religious Diversity: Tolerance, Freedom, and their Limits
    Lower-division, 85-student, 16-week course in Fall 2015 and 2 sections in Spring 2016
  • Introduction to World Religions
    Lower-division, 3 sections of 40 students each, 16-week course in Fall 2015
  • New Religious Movements in America
    Upper-division, 11-student, 16-week course in Spring 2015
  • Religious Diversity: Diversity in World Religions
    Lower-division, 3 sections of 95 students each, 16-week course in Spring 2015

Instructor of World Religions, Georgia Gwinnett College, 2014

  • Introduction to World Religions
    Lower-division, 28-student, 16-week course in Fall 2014
  • Introduction to World Religions – Hybrid Course
    Lower-division, 28-student, 16-week course (half online, half in-person) in Fall 2014

Instructor, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Academic Writing (Syllabus)
    Lower-division, 25-student, 11-week courses in Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013
  • Global Catholicism: Catholic Saints (Syllabus)
    Upper-division, 20-student, 11-week course in Spring 2012
    Designed as a research seminar that culminated in a Catholic Saints Research Symposium
  • Introduction to American Religion (Syllabus)
    Lower-division, 185-student, 11-week course in Winter 2012
  • Women and Religion in America (Syllabus)
    Upper-division, 28-student, 6-week course in Summer Session 2011

Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara
The following positions required teaching 2-4 sections, each with 20-25 students.

  • Introduction to American Religion, Fall 2008, Fall 2009
  • Introduction to Buddhism, Winter 2009
  • Modern Western Civilization, Spring 2009
  • Religious Experience, Winter 2010
  • Introduction to Asian American Religions, Spring 2010
  • Women, Representation, and Cultural Forms, Summer 2008
  • Sex, Love, and Romance, Summer 2009
  • Pre-College Research Mentorship Program, Summer 2008
  • Introduction to the Research University, Summer 2008-2011

Guest Lectures

  • “American Religious History”, 3-part series for the Pluralism and Public Presence Summer Institute, June 2012
  • “Religion and Sex Education in America,” May 2012.
  • “Race and Religion: Black-Jewish Difference in Crown Heights,” September 2011.
  • “Feminizing American Religion,” June 2011.
  • “Evangelical Sexuality: Purity Balls, Ex-Gay Ministries, and Christian Sex Toys,” March 2011; March 2010; January 2009.
  • “The Hindus in America,” February 2011. 
  • “The Buddhists in America,” March 2011.
  • “Fundamentalists and Evangelicals in America,” March 2011.
  • “Islam and Gender: Case Studies of Iran, France, and the U.S.,” September 2010.
  • “Buddhism and Sexuality: From ‘Sexy Buddha’ to Marital Sex,” July 2010.
  • “Transgender and Intersex Studies,” July 2009.
  • “The Woman Question in the Colonial Context,” April 2009.
  • “Buddhist Monastic Sexuality in the Vinaya,” February 2009.
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