I have a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. I am currently a Research Fellow and Course Instructor at the Sociology Institute of the University of Bern. My research and teaching interests include religion, secularism, political and cultural sociology, theory, and ethnography. My current research projects investigate everyday practices and politics of identity in the context of converging crises of popular faith in the institutions of religion and liberal democracy. To date, this work has received awards from the Association for the Sociology of Religion, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and appears in Sociological Theory, Qualitative Sociology, Sociology of Religion and other outlets.