Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

The University of Alabama

M.A. in Religion in Culture, expected May 2019

            Thesis: Pre-forming Piety: Reconsidering the Material Conditions of Belief and Social Membership

             Supervisor: Russell T. McCutcheon

B.A. (summa cum laude), May 2017

            Majors: Religious Studies, Anthropology

            Minor: Spanish

 

GRADUATE TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The University of Alabama

REL102: Religions of the World (Spring 2018)

Supervisor: Dr. Steven Ramey

REL100: Introduction to Religious Studies (Fall 2017)

      Supervisor: Dr. Russell T. McCutcheon

 

PUBLICATIONS

Blog Posts 

            Religious Studies Department Blog:

  • The REL Journal Group: Health or Perceived Health Benefits (Fall 2017)
  • Road Trip (Fall 2017)
  • Structure and Agency in Starbucks (Spring 2017)
  • Barometers in the Field (Spring 2017)

            Social Theory & Religious Studies: Foundations:

  • Recordings from My Closet (Fall 2017)
  • Choking Down the Red Pill (Fall 2017)
  • Viewing (and Dividing) The World Through Eclipse Glasses (Fall 2017)

 

           Book Reviews

  • Aaron T. Wolf, The Spirit of Dialogue (Island Press, 2017), Reading Religion (online publication of the American Academy of Religion; in progress)

 

PRESENTATIONS

Regional

  • Digital Humanities and Religious Studies, Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (May 2018) 

Local

Monthly Journal Group, Department of Religious Studies, University of Alabama (October 2017)

  • Mary Rebecca Read-Wahidi, Guadalupan Devotion as a Moderator of Psychosocial Stress among Mexican Immigrants in the Rural Southern United States (Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 2017)

The Old South as Myth

  • 2nd place, Oral Presentations, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference, University of Alabama (Spring 2017)
  • Presented at Religious Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Alabama (Spring 2017)

 

Cultural Values and Gravestone Engravings in Tuscaloosa County

  • 2nd place, Oral Presentations at Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference, University of Alabama (Spring 2017)

 

FUNDING / AWARDS

The University of Alabama

            Department of Religious Studies

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)
  • Amy Lynn Memorial Scholarship, (Fall 2017)
  • Outstanding Student in Study of Religion (Spring 2017)
  • Sliverstein Scholar (Spring 2016) 

            College or University

  • President’s List (Spring 2016-Spring 2017)
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2014-Fall 2015)
  • Capstone Scholar

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS 

Human Behavioral Ecology Research Group (University of Alabama)

Undergraduate researcher (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)

Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Lynn, Department of Anthropology 

Head Start (University of Alabama, Funded by Administration for Children and Families)

Undergraduate researcher (Fall 2015)

Supervisor: Dr. Jason DeCaro, Department of Anthropology