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University of California, Irvine
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Religion and Politics, International Law & Organization, International Ethics, NGOs, Development and Foreign Aid, Social Movements, African Politics, Research Methods (Interpretivism, Constructivism)

Recent Publications

2015. “Religious Communities and Possibilities for Justpeace,” in Atalia Omer, R. Scott Appleby, and David Little, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding. Oxford University Press. 597-612.

2015. “Christian Ethics, Actors, and Diplomacy: Mediating Universalist Pretentions,” in Ole Jacob Sending, Vincent Pouliot, and Iver B. Neumann, eds., Diplomacy and the Making of World Politics. Cambridge University Press. 168-194.

2014. Interpreting International Politics. New York: Routledge.

2014. “A Neo-Weberian Approach to Studying Religion and Violence.” Millenium: Journal of International Studies. Vol. 43 (1), 273-290.

Blog posts:

Jan. 2016. “Reconceptualizing Charity: The Problem with Philanthropy and ‘Effective Altruism’ by the World’s Wealthiest People.”

Dec. 2015. “‘Self-Radicalization’ and Responsibility for Violence.”


Media Coverage

Huff Post religion contributor; recent BBC interview on President Obama’s foreign policy.

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