I am scholar at the University of California Santa Barbara specializing in sociocultural linguistics with a focus on language, sexuality, and religion. I’m also the Director of Professional Development at UCSB’s Graduate Division, where I provide resources and support to graduate students as they navigate the professional world of grad school and beyond.

The driving force behind all of my work is a desire to help people communicate better about complex topics. I believe that when we are equipped with both knowledge and empathy, we can connect across boundaries in meaningful ways.

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View my recently completed dissertation: “Sex and Faith in Dialogue: Interdiscursivity and Academic Activism in Baptist Communities


I am currently contributing a chapter on Interaction to the edited volume Analysing Religious Discourse (edited by Stephen Pihlaja), which is set to be published in 2021 by Cambridge University Press. Check back for more updates in the near future!

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