I am an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Franklin & Marshall College. My research interests broadly encompass American religions, technology, and aesthetics. My work has appeared in American Literature, Social Text, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Church History, and Religion. I am the author of The Bop Apocalypse: The Religious Visions of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs (University of Illinois Press 2001) and Secularism in Antebellum America (University of Chicago Press, 2011). My research has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. I am an editor-at-large for The Immanent Frame and curator (with Kathryn Lofton) of Frequencies: A Collaborative Genealogy of Spirituality. [freq.uenci.es]. I am currently at work on two projects. The first is nearing completion and is called The Religion Machine: A Particular History of Cognitive Science. The other chronicles the 200 year history of rubber and religious mission that undergirded the Akron punk scene in the 1970s. Working title is Akron Devo Divine.