My research centers on Ancient Greek religious experience, affect, and belief, particularly as mediated by sacred objects (e.g. statues of gods) and sacred spaces. I am particularly interested in how Greek religion and its use of materiality participate in a broader discourse among the many polytheistic and imagistic religious traditions throughout the ancient Mediterranean and Eurasian region. I am also interested in the interactions between Greek religion and Early Christianity, as well as the development of early Christianity within the spatial and material context of Greek and Roman religions.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Ancient Mediterranean Religions, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A.: Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • B.A.: Classics, Georgetown University


  • Ancient Greek Religion
  • Material Culture and Space
  • Comparative Religions, Ancient Polytheisms
  • Early Christianity