Expertise: Immigration, religious and ethnic identity, nationalism, sociology of religion.
Expertise: Sociology of religion, culture, health and medicine; immigration; sexuality; research methods, Buddhism, chaplaincy.
Expertise: U.S. history; slavery and emancipation; the Civil War and Reconstruction; American religion and culture; 19th-century United States; 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: The art and architecture of western Europe in Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the early modern period.
Expertise: American Jewish history and 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.