I work on religion and culture in Tudor-Stuart England, specifically the intersection of official religious policy and local enforcement and (re)interpretation thereof. My current research looks at the dynamics of religious identity formation during the Tudor Reformations through personal and corporate acts of iconoclasm and iconophilia in English parish churches.
Dissertation Title:“The Temple Well Purged or the Spoil of Traditional Religion? Iconoclasm, Iconophilia, and Negotiating Religious Change at the Local Level during the Tudor Reformations, 1530–1553.”
“Churchwardens in early Tudor England: On the Edge of Sacred and Secular.” Selected Proceedings from “On the Edge,” March 2015. The Reading Medievalist, vol. 3, edited by H. Mahood (University of Reading, October 2016): 76-92.
“From Bread and Wine to Body and Blood… and Back Again: The Significance of Changes Made to the Eucharist under Henry VIII and Edward VI.” Tufts Historical Review 8 (2015): 109–136.
Review of Reading Augustine in the Reformation: The Flexibility of Intellectual Authority in Europe, 1500–1620, by Arnoud S. Q. Visser. Past Tense: Graduate Review of History 3, no. 1 (2015): 81–82.
Review of A Very Brief History of Eternity, by Carlos Eire. Cultural Encounters—A Journal for the Theology of Culture 7, no. 1 (2011): 146–148.
Review of The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith, by Mark A. Noll. Cultural Encounters—A Journal for the Theology of Culture 6, no. 1 (2010): 120–123.
- Tudor-Stuart Britain
- Early Modern Europe
- Material Religion and Iconoclasm in Early Modern Europe
- History of Christianity (1300 to 1648)
- Western Civilization (1000 to Present)
- World History (1000 to Present)
Teaching Associate, University of California, Santa Barbara
History 114C: History of Christianity, 1300–1648 (Summer 2017)
History 102WT: Negotiating Religious Change in Tudor England (Spring 2016)
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara
INT 184ZF, Honors Seminar: Reacting to the Past—The American Revolution in New York City, 1775–1776 (Spring 2015)
History 2A: World History, Prehistory–1000 (Winter 2017)
History 2B: World History, 1000–1700 (Winter 2015)
History 2C: World History, 1700–Present (Fall 2014)
History 4B: Western Civilization, 1050–1715 (Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2015)
History 4C: Western Civilization, 1715–Present (Fall 2013)
Student Instructor, Portland State University, Department of History
HST 509, Graduate Student Practicum: “The Craft of Scholarly Editing” (Winter 2011, Spring 2012, Winter 2012)
Teaching Assistant, Multnomah Biblical Seminary
HTh 704: Reformation and Post-Reformation Theology (Spring 2008, Spring 2009)
HTh 703: Patristic and Medieval Theology (Fall 2008)
Th 720: Readings in Christian Ethics (Fall 2008)
Awards & Professional Activities:
FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS
- Regent’s Dissertation Fellowship, UCSB Department of History, Spring & Fall 2017
- Carl S. Meyer Prize, Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, 2016
- UCSB Crossroads Fellowship, “Conflict and Accommodation in Global Borderlands,” 2015–2016
- Albert & Elaine Borchard Foundation European Studies Fellowship, 2015–2016
- Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant, Graduate Division, UC Santa Barbara, 2015–2016
- Esmé Frost Fellowship, Department of History, UC Santa Barbara, 2015
- Academic Senate Doctoral Student Travel Grant, UC Santa Barbara, 2014–2015
- History Associates Fellowship, UC Santa Barbara, 2014
- Dean’s Fellowship, Graduate Division, UC Santa Barbara, 2012–2013
- Caroline P. Stoel Graduate Editorial Fellowship, Pacific Historical Review, 2010–2011 & 2011–2012
- Lauren Banasky Scholarship for Graduate Research in History, Portland State University, 2011–2012
ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS & SERVICE
- Graduate Student Association Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Santa Barbara, nominated 2014–2015
- Lead Teaching Assistant, UC Santa Barbara History Department, 2014–2015
- Treasurer, History Graduate Student Association, UC Santa Barbara, 2013–2017
- Academic Senate Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, UC Santa Barbara, nominated 2013–2014
- English Broadside Ballad Archive, UC Santa Barbara, Summer Editorial Assistant, 2013
- Outstanding Service Award, Department of History, Portland State University, 2012
- English History Award, Department of History, Portland State University, 2012
- Best Overall Paper, Phi Alpha Theta Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting, April 2012
- Graduate Seminar Paper Award, Department of History, Portland State University, 2011
“The Parish Church as Borderland: Re-Conceptualizing the Performance and Contestation of Religious Identity in Tudor England.” Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, Milwaukee, WI, October 2017.
“Blessed are the Peacemakers? Negotiating Religious Change in East Anglia, 1547–53.” American Historical Association, Denver, CO, January 2017.
“Conflict and Compromise in an English Parish: Long Melford under Edward VI.” Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, Vancouver, BC, October 2015. (Carl S. Meyer Prize Winner)
“Churchwardens in early Tudor England: On the Edge of Sacred and Secular.” Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading, United Kingdom, March 2015.
“Iconoclasm and Iconolatry: Responses to Religious Change in Henrician East Anglia.” Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies. Riverside, CA, March 2014.
“Churchwardens and the Mediation of Religious Change under Edward VI.” History Graduate Student Symposium. California State University, Fresno, April 2013.
“Local Reception of Liturgical and Doctrinal Reform under Henry VIII: Evidence from Three Suffolk Parishes.” Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association. San Diego, CA, August 2012.
“Local Reception of Liturgical and Doctrinal Reform under Henry VIII: Evidence from Three Suffolk Parishes.” Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional Meeting. Spokane, WA, April 2012.
“Turning Action into Belief: The Significance of Changes Made to the Ritual Celebration of the Eucharist in England, 1534–1552.” Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional Meeting. Seattle University, April 2011.
“Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: Constructing an English Reformed Theology and Liturgy.” Evangelical Theological Society Northwest Regional Meeting. Portland, OR, March 2009.