- PhD, Toronto, 1998
My research interests lie at the juncture of the anthropology of religion and gender. I am interested in religion as it is practiced, lived, challenged, and affirmed, particularly among Jews and Muslims.
I have focused on participants in a Jewish summer camp; the Jewish Renewal Movement; the Palestinian diaspora in Toronto; and the Palestinian village of Artas in the West Bank.
"American Metaphysical Judaism: Rabbi and Shaman Gershon Winkler." Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 17:2 (2013).
"Islam on the Internet: Stories of the Jinn and the Objectification of Islam." Journal of Religion and Popular Culture. 23:3 (2011)
"Willful Overlooking: Stories from the Islamic Diaspora and the Palestinian West Bank." Anthropology and Humanism 35:1 (2010).
New Age Judaism. Eds. C. Rothenberg and A. Vallely. London: Vallentine Mitchell Press, 2008
"Jewish Yoga: Experiencing Flexible, Sacred, and Jewish Bodies." Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 10: 2 (2006).
Spirits of Palestine: Gender, Society and Stories of the Jinn. Maryland: Lexington Press, 2004.