My writing explores the sometimes-contradictory ways in which ultimate concerns intersect with everyday life, and you’ll find posts here about progressive Christianity, interfaith parenting, religious liberalism, academia, alternative academic careers, music and the French horn, and the tricky dance that is parenting and motherhood.
I received my Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University in 2010, where I researched religion in America, religious liberalism, gender, and the history of religious practices. You can see what I’ve written on this topic here. From 2010-2012 I taught as an adjunct professor of religious studies and American history, and continue to give guest lectures on these topics.
During the days, I’m a grant administrator at Lake Forest College for the Digital Chicago: Unearthing History and Culture project from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. From 2011-2016, I served as the Director of the Harvard Square Library, a digital library of books, biographies, texts, and media about religious liberalism and Unitarian Universalism.
I live in the Chicago suburbs, where I’m mother to two small, energetic daughters. When I find time, I like to go biking, skiing, or walking in the area’s many nature preserves, and many of the photos on this site are taken from those sources of natural beauty.