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Examining alternative spiritualities
and the developing American
spiritual landscape.

Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia.

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Ghosts and Other Strange Things: Paranormal Belief in America

Tuesdays
October 5-26

7-9 pm, ET
Online


Who believes in the paranormal? What sorts of things do they believe? Why do they believe? If any of these questions interest you or you would just like to know more about ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot, psychics or a variety of other paranormal topics, my four-week course Ghosts and Other Strange Things: Paranormal Belief in America is for you.

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Ph.D., Religious Studies

I received my Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia. I specialized in American Religion, with a focus on the contemporary period.

Dissertation

Twenty-First Century American Ghost Hunting: A Late Modern Enchantment

Current Projects

  • The Ghost Story Project. I am collecting stories about Americans’ encounters with ghosts, demons, or other spirits.

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