Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae


M.A. in Religious Studies
University of Colorado Boulder
Areas of Concentration: Women in Contemporary Religious Traditions, Religion in the United States, Japanese Buddhism in the West

B.A. in Music
Drew University, Madison, NJ
Areas of Concentration: Voice, Music History Minor: European History


August 2013
One Mother, One Daughter: Gender and Ethics in the Dhammapada Commentary
“Women’s Perspectives in the Dharma Traditions (and beyond)” - 2nd Annual Claremont International Jain Conference, Claremont Lincoln University

April 2013
Margery’s Men: Gender and Representation in The Book of Margery Kempe
Rocky Mountains-Great Plains Regional AAR Meeting

March 2012
‘Dharma for Keiki’: Presenting a New Model for Understanding Buddhist Communities in the United States
Rocky Mountains-Great Plains Regional AAR Meeting

March 2011
Ethical Prescriptions and Gender in the Mahā-paduma Jātaka and the Bandhanamokkha Jātaka
Rocky Mountains-Great Plains Regional AAR Meeting


Forthcoming 2016
“When It Gets Crowded Under the Umbrella: An Examination of Scholarly Categorization of Buddhist Communities in the United States” [working title] in George Chryssides and Stephen Gregg (eds), Beyond Insider Outside Binaries: New Approaches in the Study of Religion, Equinox.

Forthcoming 2015
Review of Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey, Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Understanding Approach, Oxford University Press, 2011.
in Dark Matter Journal

Forthcoming 2015
Review of Maureen A. Sabine, Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film, Fordham University Press, 2013.
in Religion and Gender

Forthcoming 2015
Review of Anna Fedele and Kim E. Knibbe (eds), Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality: Ethnographic Approaches, Routledge, 2014.
in Nova Religio

Review of Joseph Cheah, Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation, Oxford University Press, 2011.
in Nova Religio Vol. 18 No. 1 (August 2014): 126-128.

Review of Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism,by Reiko Ohnuma, Religion and Gender Vol. 4, No. 1 (2014).
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Community Engagement

Feminism in Religion - Blog for the Feminism in Religion Forum
"Growing into Feminism with The Book of Margery Kempe" (24 June 2014)

Teaching Experience

University of Colorado Boulder [2006-2007]
Teaching Assistant, Musicology

Community College of Denver [2006]
Technology Trainer, TRiO Scholars Program

Drew University [2002-2005]
Training Coordinator for Instructional Technology Services


American Academy of Religion [2009-Present]
Theta Alpha Kappa [2011-Present]

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