Presentations

  • “Remixing the Raft: Tezuka’s Buddha and the Authenticity of Narrative Retellings,” scheduled to present at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference, 2020.
    • Conference canceled due to SARS-CoV-2 outbreak.
  • “‘It’s True…All of It’: Religious Narratives, Canonicity, and a Galaxy Far, Far Away,” scheduled to present at the AAR/SBL/ASOR Rocky Mountain-Great Plains regional meeting, 2020.
    • Conference canceled due to SARS-CoV-2 outbreak.
  • “Religious Studies and Pop Culture: Tips for Sharing Scholarship with the Public” (begins at approx. 29:30), panelist for the Religious Freedom Center’s Public Scholarship Project webinar series, September 12, 2019.
  • “Versioning Buddhism: Religious Traditions and the Remixing of Cultural Archives,” presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference, 2019.
  • “Holy Piracy: Kopimism and the Sacralization of Information,” presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) annual convention, 2017.
  • “Refreshing Irreverence: Irony, Subversion, and Craft Beer Branding,” presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) annual meeting, 2017.
  • “Brewpub Theology?: Embedding ‘Religion’ in the Craft Beer Industry,” presented at the AAR/SBL/ASOR Rocky Mountain-Great Plains regional meeting, 2016.
  • The Walking Dead and Philosophy,” roundtable discussion, Goldspot Brewing Company, February 14, 2016.
  • Homo Imbibens: A History of Beer and Brewing,” beer education class, Epic Brewing Company, July 8, 2015.
  • “The Anatomy of a [Zombie] Revolution: Warm Bodies and a Marxist Critique of Religion,” with Rachael Petty, presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference, 2014.
  • “Undead Amnesia: Apocalyptic Discontinuity within the Zombie Mythos,” with Zachary Hyde, presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference, 2013.
  • “Is Captain Planet Really Our Hero?: The ‘Clumsiness’ of the Captain Planet Mythos,” presented at the Fifth International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC), 2012.
  • “‘Captain Planet, He’s [Not] Our Hero’: Aggressive Rhetoric and the Environmental Crisis,” presented at the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) regional meeting, 2012.
  • “Ovila de Sierra Nevada: The Partnership Between an American Craft Brewery and Trappist Monks,” presented at the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) regional meeting, 2011.
  • Hic Fribus Conficiat Ceruisa: The Economic Dimensions of Monastic Brewing in the Contemporary World,” presented at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual meeting, 2010.
  • “Authentically Trappist: An Enduring Tradition or Religious Nostalgia?” Presented at the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) regional meeting, 2010.
  • “Broadening the Spectrum: The Religious Dimensions of the Rainbow Gatherings,” presented at the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) regional meeting, 2009.
  • “Broadening the Spectrum: The Religious Dimensions of the Rainbow Gatherings,” presented at the Graduate Research Symposium, University of South Florida, Spring 2008.