I am Assistant 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, health and healing, 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 I have been studying for the past decade.
I have two young sons, and spend most of my free time building Legos, at the park, or running them around town to the climbing gym, soccer practice, or science club. Pretty much all of the TV I have watched in the past 7 years has been 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.