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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Analysing Religious Discourse book launch
I’m excited to announce that a new edited volume I contributed to launches in July 2021! Read my chapter entitled “Interaction” to find out more about my research on Baptists and the 50 Shades of Grey series.

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

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