RELS 1315 Origins of Christianity
History of Christianity; Christianity and Film; Mariology; History of Religious Observance.
“Appealing to the Movie Mind: The 1926 International Eucharistic Congress and the Rise of Epic Film in America. U.S. Catholic Historian, 34:3 (Summer 2016), 51-73.
“Las Hermanas, Religious-Political Activism, and the Digital Footprint of a Grassroots Movement,” presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, November 2016.
“A Lord and His Lady: The Influential Marian Musings of a Movie-Crazed Catholic,” presented at the American Literature Association Symposium on God and the American Writer, February 2015.
“Seeing for Life: Perspectives on the Influential Vision of Margaret R. Miles,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, October 2014
“Our Lady of Tinseltown: Catholic Visual Culture in Hollywood’s Golden Age,” presented at the Spring Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, March 2014.
“Made in the USA: Marian Holy Cards in Hollywood’s Golden Age,” presented at the Annual Research Week Symposium, University of the Incarnate Word, February 2014.
“The Ephemeral Virgin: Representations of the Blessed Virgin Mary during America’s ‘Chromo Craze’ (c. 1865-1900),” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, October 2010.
“Mary in Metal: Nineteenth-Century Representations of the Virgin and the Post-Industrial Imagination,” presented at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies annual meeting, March 2007.
“’Magic Moments:’ Scrapbooking and the Religious Imagination of American Women,” co- presented with Dr. Julie B. Miller at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies annual meeting, March 2008.
“Our Lady of Strassengel and the Feast of the Assumption: Image, Liturgy and Reform at a Fifteenth-Century Shrine,” presented at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 2003.
"The Virgin of the Rosary and Florid Sculpture in Late Medieval Germany," ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies 11:1 (March 1999), 8‑14.
Eleven entries, including “Virgin Mary in Medieval Art,” “Pietà,” and “The Rosary,” in The New Westminster Dictionary of the Christian Church, Robert Benedetto, ed. (Louisville, KY: Westminster John
"Religious Observance and the Historian of Christianity: One Model for the Academic Study of Religion," presented at the Western Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, March 1997.