Professor

Presenting “Female Genital Power” in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire (2017)

A seasoned professor with almost 20 years of classroom experience teaching both graduates and undergraduates, I emphasize active, student-centered learning that respects the range of learning styles.

Currently I am an Affiliated Faculty at Georgetown University in the  Department of Theology and Religious Studies, where I have offered a graduate tutorial and served as a consultant to the Director of the Graduate Program.

  • It all happens in the first eight minutes – or less. That’s how long a professor has to capture students’ imagination, to stimulate their curiosity, to persuade them that they are in capable hands and that they can trust you to guide their exploration of an unknown terrain without...

  • My courses, for both undergraduates and graduate students, are designed to be probing, engaging, and creative. They have been popular and featured favorites. Grounded in Religious Studies and Cultural Anthropology, I also draw on Ritual Studies, Art, and Literature. I use multi-media...

  • For a printable PDF version of my CV in standard academic format, click below: (Last update – September 2019)

  • All significant scholarship is about making a fresh contribution to an ongoing conversation. By engaging in the wider academic conversation we ride on the tide of currents in thinking, and are carried forward on the waves of the most pressing issues. These conversations are always...