I am an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma.

I am a cultural anthropologist who specializes in the study of Native North American cultures and in the anthropology of religion and expressive culture. I am particularly interested in the places where all of these interests converge, as they did in the Navajo-led Pentecostal tent revivals that informed my first book.

I have two young sons, and spend most of my free time building Legos, at the park, or running them around town to different activities. Pretty much all of the TV I have watched in the past 7 years has been children’s cartoons.

I love being a professor. I love teaching, I love working with smart colleagues, and I love researching and writing. When I am not doing these things, I enjoy traveling, skiing, and spending time in the mountains. I was born and raised in Idaho, and no matter where I live, Boise always feels like home.