I teach courses in European and American religious history. My research interests include Islamophobia, interreligious dialogue, and secularization. I have published peer-reviewed articles on these topics as well as a book titled Responding to Secularization: The Deaconess Movement in Nineteenth-Century Sweden (Brill, 2011). My current book project is called The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West (Fortress Press, forthcoming 2015). This book surveys the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of Islamophobia in Europe and the United States.
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
M.A. Vanderbilt University
M.Div. Columbia Theological Seminary
B.A. Birmingham-Southern College