The Pagan Writes Back: When World Religion Meets World Literature (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015).
“Reading in the Postsecular World,” in Susan M. Felch, ed., Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), 51-67.
“Strange Paradise: Wrestling with the Golem and Double Idolatry in Cynthia Ozick’s Puttermesser Papers,” Literature and Theology 29 no.1 (2015): 66-85.
“Making Religion, Making the New Woman: Reading Su Xuelin’s Autobiographical Novel Jixin (Thorny Heart),” in Ping Yao, Jinghua Jia, and Xiaofei Kang, eds., Gendering Chinese Religions (New York: SUNY Press, 2014), 71-99.
“Japan’s Orient and Animal Theology in Shūsaku Endō’s Deep River,” The Journal of American Academy of Religion 81, no. 3 (2013): 669-697.
The Child & the Sovereign: Religion, Violence, and Transnational Youth Culture (book project sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences summer stipend, 2015, 2016)
Religion and literature
Critical theory and cultural criticism
Secularism and religion-making in East Asia
Transnational youth culture
Women and gender studies
American Academy of Religion
Association for Asian Studies
Modern Language Association
Ph. D. Religion and Literature, University of Chicago Divinity School