My theoretical interests are in cultural logics that underlie particular cultural practices as well as broader social processes through which people create social order. Methodologically, my work is based on ethnographic methods, including archival research and focused interviews, with a particular interest in developing theory based on ethnographic material. I am currently working on two book manuscripts Security and Everyday Life (with Willem de Lint) is forthcoming with Routledge (2009). Christian Pilgrimage to Jerusalem: Performing Social Realities is a revision of my doctoral dissertation, completed in May 2008 in the Dept. of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Methodist University, USA