I am a Faculty Lecturer in the School of Religious Studies at McGill University (Montreal, QC), where I teach primarily in the areas of New Testament and early Christianity. My research examines how religious ideals, discourses, and practices are fashioned in early Christianity and ancient Judaism, with a particular focus on traditions surrounding the apostle Paul. I have a PhD (2012) in Religions and Theology from the University of Manchester, an MA (2007) in Biblical Studies from Trinity Western University, and a BA (2004) in Religion and Theology from Taylor University College and Seminary. After my PhD I completed an FRQSC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014) at McGill University, and have been a research affiliate with the Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium at the University of British Columbia (2015).


Ph.D., University of Manchester (2012)

M.A., Trinity Western University (2007)

B.A., Taylor University College and Seminary (2004)

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