All Quiet on The Small Internet

"Quiet Please" is written on Brick

And somewhere in-between I had the realization that, contrary to popular belief, the internet isn't just about generating original content that demonstrates influence or raises one's clout. The web need not be worldwide; and our time in it, world dominating. I'm here for the small internet, where a niche of people find what they're looking for--whether they were looking for it or not. And for me this has involved what Kelly J. Baker has called "the cold take," and C. Travis Webb describes as "intellectual intimacy."

A Slice of Social Theory

The other night, I got to thinking about how Domino's Pizza reinvented itself in the last decade. Rather than ordering a late night pie, I wrote a blog post about it over at The University of Alabama's Study Religion blog. A scholar of religion might redescribe the company’s reception to negative feedback as a form … Continue reading A Slice of Social Theory

Live Event—The University of Oklahoma

Logo for The University of Oklahoma

This week, I'm headed to the University of Oklahoma to discuss my research and pedagogy. Come check out my public lecture, "Scriptural Roots: How Alex Haley Read 'America Great Again.'"

Grad Student Workshop–Let’s kick it in San Diego

Annual Meeting 2019, San Diego, November 23-26 AAR

The annual meetings of AAR, SBL, NAASR and a lot of other acronyms are just around the corner. And as we start to think about how we'll navigate the conference scene this year, a lot of are asking the same question about how we do so in the larger academy. If you're a graduate student, why not do this in a cool space?