BA, Louisiana State University (2002)
MA, Florida State University (2003)
PhD, Florida State
Awards and Honors:
Stipend, NEH, 2013
Robert Udick Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, LSU, 2012
(Design) Grant, NEA, 2012-2013
Summer Institute on American Religion and the Spatial
Humanities, NEH, 2012
Places Research Award, Environmental Design Research
Young Scholars in American Religion, IUPUI, 2010-2012
Scholar, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2008-2009
Mohler Research Grant, Catholic University of America, 2006
The Filson Historical Society, 2006
Grant, Cushwa Center, University of Notre Dame, 2005
Phi Beta Kappa, LSU, 2002
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Priesthood in the American South,” Church History 77,
no. 2 (June 2008): 337-370.
“Medjugorje in the American South: Our Lady of Tickfaw and
the Politics of Devotion,” U.S. Catholic Historian
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of Prompt Succor: The Search for an American Marian Cult in
New Orleans,” in Saints and Their Cults in the Atlantic
World, edited by Margaret Cormack (Columbia: University
of South Carolina Press, 2006), 128-149.