- Department Chair of Religious Studies and associate professor of Religious Studies
- Undergraduate Faculty Advisor of Religious Studies
Office Phone: (530) 752-6255
Education and Degree(s):
- Ph.D., Duke University, 2005
- M.A., Duke University, 2000
- M.St., Oxford University, 1996
- B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995
- Early Christian social and intellectual history
- Early Christian ritual
- Literary cultures of late antiquity and the early middle ages
- History of religious media and text transmission in Western culture
- Premodern notions of gender, sexuality, and the body
- RST/JST 40 New Testament
- RST 45 Christianity
- RST 80 Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
- RST 100 Issues and Methods in the Study of Religion
- RST 102 Christian Origins
- RST 140 Christian Theology
- RST 141C Letters of Paul
- RST 143 New Testament Apocrypha
- RST 144 History of the Bible
- IST 8C Religion and the Cosmos: Plato to C.S. Lewis
"The Bishop's Two Bodies: Ambrose and the Basilicas of Milan."Church History 79 (2010): 531-55.
"Rufinus of Aquileia and Alexandrian Afterlives: Translation as Origenism." Journal of Early Christian Studies 18 (2010): 617-47.
Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. To read the BMCR review, click here.
“Through the Looking-Glass Darkly: Jerome Inside the Book.” InThe Early Christian Book, ed. W. Klingshirn and L. Safran. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2007, 101-116.
“Origen and Christian Naming: Textual Exhaustion and the Boundaries of Gentility in Commentary on John 1.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 14 (2006): 407-436.
“Telling Boring Stories: Time, Narrative, and Pedagogy in De catechizandis rudibus.” Augustinian Studies 37 (2006): 43-62.
“Rhetorical Practice in the Chreia Elaboration of Mara bar Serapion.”Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 9 (2006). Online journal; article available here.
“The Grammarian’s Spoils: De Doctrina Christiana and the Contexts of Literary Education.” In Augustine and the Disciplines, ed. Mark Vessey and Karla Pollman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, 167-183.