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I am PhD candidate in the department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. I am under the supervision of Dr. Stephen A. Kent. I received my B.A. in ICS and philosophy at the University of New Brunswick. I then earned an MA in Sociology at the same university under the supervision of Dr. Joseph Galbo. My thesis concerned Positive Psychology as a scientific movement.

My current work is focused on understanding secularist movements such as atheism, skepticism, and freethought. To do this research, I draw primarily from social movement theories, focusing on lifestyle and identity. I am particularly interested in how secularists negotiate their identities and the symbolic significance they attach to their movement activities.

You may view my CV if you’d like more information about my research and publications.