Conference Presentations

2015        “Regulating Religions of the World at the End of Empire: Or the Value of Religion in Early Twentieth Century Diplomacy,” The Security of the State and the Regulation of Religion, Religion, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism Group, American Academy of Religion, Annual Meeting

2015        “Conceptualizing American Empire: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches,” Religion and U.S. Empire, American Academy of Religion, Annual Meeting

2014        “Religion as Right: U.S.-Japanese Constructions of ‘Religion’ and ‘Secular’ in International Law,” Religion, Law, and Culture Group, American Academy of Religion, Annual Meeting

2014        Religion and U.S. Foreign Relations: A Roundtable on the State of the Study Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Annual Meeting

2014        “By the Hand of God Who Led Us”: The Senate’s Crusade Against the League of Nations,” Beyond the Culture Wars: Recasting Religion and Politics in 20th Century America, John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics, Washington University, St. Louis

2014        “The Product and Purpose of God’s Mind”: Debating Religious Rhetoric in the Covenant of the League of Nations,” Placing Faith in American Global Policy, American Society of Church History Winter Meeting

2014        “‘Forever a Bone of Contention’: Debating Christian Notions of Peace during World War I,”  Panel: America’s Wars: Revealing Divisions and Transforming Beliefs, American Society of Church History Winter Meeting

2013         “Love is a Battlefield: Negotiating Muslim-American Femininity,” Arts, Literature and Religion Section, American Academy of Religion, Annual Meeting

2013        “The Materiality of a Hyphen: Muslim-American Women in Popular Culture,” Resistance, Liberation, and Female Power in American Culture, AAR-SE/SECSOR, Annual Meeting

2013        “Negotiating God’s Peace: The League of Nations and the Protestant Establishment,” Panel: The Christian Origins of the American Century, American Historical Association, Annual Meeting [panel organizer]

2013        “Religion and Woodrow Wilson’s White House,” Presidents at Prayer, American Society of Church History Winter Meeting

2012         “Champions of Mankind: Woodrow Wilson, World War I, and the Protestant Establishment,”  Secularism and Protestant Identity in the early 20th century, American Society of Church History Winter Meeting

2011         “Memories of Progress, Memories of Racial (In)Equality: The Religious-Historical Narrative of Charles M. Sheldon’s The Redemption of Freetown,” Religion, Culture, and the Arts Section, AAR-SE/SECSOR, Annual Meeting

2010         “Muhammad was a Punk rocker”: The Taqwacores and Muslim-American Identity Politics,”  Religion and Politics Section, American Academy of Religion, Annual Meeting

2009         “Freedom, Conquest, & Redemption: Kansas as the Nation’s ‘Spiritual Tuning Fork,’” Religion  in the American West Seminar, American Academy of Religion, Annual Meeting

2008         “In His Steps: Nineteenth-Century Kansans Shaping Their Identity Around Charles M. Sheldon’s Social Gospel Novel,” Florida State University Graduate  Student Symposium

2007         “Allowed to Speak, Difficult to Ignore: Methodist Women Shape the Temperance Movement,” Western Social Science Association, Annual Meeting

2006         “Culture Walk” Workshop co-facilitator, Zayed University’s Women As Global Leaders, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates