Demonic Bodies and the Dark Ecologies of Early Christian Culture
(Oxford University Press, 2022).
Peer-reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
“The Environments of Ephesus in Antiquity: A History in Four Islands,” in Pavla Simkova and Milica Prokic, eds., Environmental History of Islands
(White Horse Press, forthcoming).
“Nature, Animals, and Sexual Ethics in Early Christianity,” Studia Patristica
“Tertullian of Carthage, Sexualized Violence, and the ‘Abjection’ of the Female Flesh,” in Christy Cobb and Eric Vanden Eykel, eds., Sex, Violence, and Early Christian Texts
(Lexington Books. 2022): 123-141.
“Books, Scribes, and Cultures of Reading in the Shepherd of Hermas,
” Journal of Ecclesiastical History
73.3 (July, 2022): 461-479. (*Awarded Eusebius Essay Prize).
“Hospitality, not Honors: Portraits and Patronage in the Acts of John
,” Harvard Theological Review
115.1 (February, 2022): 69-89.
“A Cartography of Kinship: Domestic Space, Tomb Cult, and the Re-Mapping of Ephesus in the Acts of John,
” Journal of Early Christian Studies
29.4 (Winter, 2021): 463-493. (*Awarded A.R. Pete Diamond Award for Integrative Scholarship by the Society of Biblical Literature).
“Environmental Change, the Acts of John
, and Shifting Cultic Landscapes in Late Antique Ephesus,” Studies in Late Antiquity
5.2 (2021): 176-215.
“The Past, Present, and Religious Studies Future of Civic Engagement in American Higher Education.” With Sara Ronis. The Wabash Center Journal On Teaching
1.3 (2020): 23-40.
“Dining with ‘Inhuman’ Demons: Greco-Roman Sacrifice, Demonic Ritual, and the Christian Body in Clement of Alexandria,” Studia Patristica
LXXXII (2017): 51-72.
“Daemonic Trickery, Platonic Mimicry: Traces of Christian Daemonological Discourse in Porphyry’s De Abstinentia,
” Vigiliae Christianae
68.4 (2014): 416-449.
“Bodiless Docetists and the Daimonic
Jesus: Daimonological Discourse and Anti-Docetic Polemic in Ignatius’ Letter to the Smyrnaeans,
” Archiv für Religionsgeschichte
14 (2013): 183-204.
Review of M. David Litwa, Posthuman Transformation in Ancient Mediterranean Thought
. Cambridge University Press, 2021. Reading Religion
Review of Andrei Orlov, Demons of Change: Antagonism and Apotheosis in Jewish and Christian Apocalypticism.
SUNY Press, 2020. Journal of Theological Studies
Review of Risto Uro et al., eds., The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual
. Oxford University Press, 2019. Journal of Theological Studies
71.1 (2020): 343–345.
Review of Markus Vinzent, Writing the History of Early Christianity: From Reception to Retrospection
. Cambridge University Press, 2019. Journal of Early Christian Studies
28.1 (2020): 168-169.
Public & Digital Publications
“Christianity in Ephesus,” digital database entry for The Database of Religious History (religiondatabase.org), University of British Columbia. August, 2020.
“Demons and Christians in Antiquity,” guest blog post for The Bart Ehrman Blog
). February, 2020.
“Are We Human, or Are We Demon? Ancient Perspectives on Modern Ecological Challenges,” blog post for “Being Human in the Age of Humans” series, University of Notre Dame Center for Theology, Science, & Human Flourishing. February, 2019.
“Devils and Disguises in a ‘World Gone Mad’: Mythic, Artistic, and Socio-Political Themes in Lavar Munroe’s ‘Devil in a White City,’” Devil in a White City: A Painting Series by Lavar Munroe
(Shreveport, LA: Publications of the Meadows Museum of Art, 2018). January, 2018.
“The Apostle Paul and Ancient Christian Veiling Practices,” presentation to “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” live-audience podcast, Episode 14 (“Oh, My God”). New York, NY. (http://tmsidk.com/2017/04/oh-my-god/
). January, 2017.
“Dissertation Spotlight: Rulers of the Air: Demonic Bodies and the Making of the Christian Cosmos,” Ancient Jew Review
). October, 2016.
“Studies Confirm: Your Steak is
Possessed by Demons,” Religion Dispatches: The Cubit.
). March, 2015.