Expertise: Christian studies, New Testament, Post-Biblical Judaism, Early Christian Literature and History, Women and Religion, History of Sexuality, Feminist Sexual Ethics (including focus on law and sexuality), History of Slavery
Expertise: Languages and cultures of Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Near Eastern religions, and Hebrew Bible. Primary fields of research and publications are Mesopotamian religion, magic, literature, and thought as well as biblical-Babylonian interconnections.
Expertise: Sociology of Religion, Culture, Health and Medicine, Immigration, Sexuality, Research Methods, Buddhism, Chaplaincy.
Expertise: U.S. History, Slavery and Emancipation, Civil War and Reconstruction, American Religious & Culture, 19th Century U.S., Social History of Marginalized Peoples.
Expertise: Jews of the Islamic World, Medieval Hebrew Literature, Medieval Jewish Studies, Sephardic Studies, Medieval Jewish Thought
Expertise: Religion in America, American Journalism, Colonial and Early America
Expertise: Instruction of modern Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese pedagogy, classical Chinese language, traditional Chinese and oriental philosophy (Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism), comparative ideas, and Chinese cultural heritage as a whole.
Expertise: Social-cultural theory. Anthropology of aging. Gender and sexuality. Person and self. Medical anthropology. Immigrant and transnational communities. Understandings of Modernity. South Asia. South Asian Americans. US cultural-historical practices of aging.
Expertise: Immigration, religious and ethnic identity, nationalism, sociology of religion.
Expertise: The art and architecture of western Europe in Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the early modern period.
Expertise: American Jewish History & Life; Jews in the Americas; American Religion.
Expertise: Religion. Psychoanalytic theory. Memory and trauma. Anthropology of the body. Commodification. East Asia. Japan.
Expertise:Early American and 19th-Century U.S. literature and culture; American religious history; print culture and media; art history and visual culture; geography and literature; cultural and environmental history of the American landscape; the American West.