I’m a doctoral candidate studying the Psychology of Religion as a Lindamood Fellow with the Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion and Boston University.

My interdisciplinary research combines the interpretative methods of religious studies with the empirical approaches of psychology. Colleagues and I use this method to better understand the ways religious beliefs, practices, and communities are shaped in the dynamic between biology, minds, and culture.

In addition to research, I work on the Science of Religion MOOC at edX, which is a great way to learn more about the scientific study of religion. I have also been fortunate enough to work as a fellow with Sinai & Synapses, a think tank working to counter the false perception that the relationship between religion and science is defined by conflict.

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