My scholarship addresses material and visual cultures of religion as a historian of the United States, particularly in relation to visual regimes of race and nation, and in conversation with the discipline of religion. For a complete list of publications, see my CV.
A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America (UNC Press, October 2017).
"'Mirror of All Perfection': Jesus and the Strongman in America," American Quarterly, 68.1 (March 2016)
“‘This Barbarous Practice’: Southern Churchwomen in the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, 1930-1942,” Journal of Southern Religion 16 (2014).
“’Seen and Read of Men’: Biblical Text and the Living Epistles of Father Divine's Peace Mission Movement," Journal of Africana Religions 2.3 (2014), 347-378.
“Bodies on Display” and “Haunting the Streets of Cairo: Visual Habits in Nineteenth-century Holy Land Photography,” Bulletin for the Study of Religion 43.2 (2014), 2-4, 4-11.
"'Cannot Tell Aught But the Truth': Photography and Birth of a Nation (1915)," Sacred Matters: Religious Currents in Culture (May 2016)
“Agents of a Fuller Revelation,” Web blog post. Material Religions (2015)
“Carte de visite Photograph Album,” Object Narrative, in Conversations: An Online Journal of the Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion (2014).
“Passages: A Glimpse into the Hobby Lobby’s Family Museum,” Religion & Politics (September 2014)
“Pulled into the Maze”: 12 Years a Slave (2013), Religion & Politics (February 2014)