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 practices and politics of identity at the intersection of public religion and populist politics. 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 and other outlets.