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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 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]. My current project is Prayer Machines: Cases Studies in a Secular Age.

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