Conference Presentations

“There’s No Place Like Home: The Rhetoric of Displacement in Greco-Roman and Early Christian Spatial Practice.” North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL; May 25, 2017.

“Displacement, Identity, Territory: Theorizing Discourses on Forced Movement.” Forced Movement in Late Antiquity; London, England; April 6, 2017.

“Imperial and Exilic Imaginaries in Ancient Rome.” Northwest Early Christian Studies Seminar; Portland, OR; April 16, 2016.

“Mapping Exilic Imaginaries: Greco-Roman Discourses of Displacement and the Book of Revelation.” The Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies; Oxford, England; August 12, 2015.

“Exile, Identity, and Space: Cyprian of Carthage and the Rhetoric of Social Formation.” American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting; Baltimore, MD; November 25, 2013.

“Peripatetic Pedagogues: Travel and Transgression in Early Christian Fiction.” The Sixteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies; Oxford, England; August 9, 2011.

“The Rhetoric of Exile.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting; Atlanta, GA; November 20, 2010.

“Whither Mimesis? Metacritical Reflections on Rhetorical Imitation.” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA; November 21, 2009.

“Surveillance, Interrogation, and Discipline: Inside Ignatius’ Panopticon.” The Fifteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies; Oxford, England; August 8, 2007.

“Constructing Identity and Imaginative Geographies: The Soul in Early Christian Self-Definition.” North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL; May 27, 2006.

“Flip-Flop? John Chrysostom’s Polytropic Paul.” American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting; Philadelphia, PA; November 19, 2005.

“Following in Paul’s Footsteps: Mimesis and Power in Ignatius of Antioch.” Oxford University Conference “The New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers”; Lincoln College; Oxford, England; April 6, 2004.

“The Areopagus as Echo Chamber: Mimesis and Intertextuality in Acts 17.” Claremont Graduate University Conference “Luke and Mimesis: Imitations of Classical Literature in Luke-Acts”; Claremont, CA; March 15, 2003.

“Jesus’ Farewell Discourse, ‘Otherness,’ and the Construction of a Johannine Identity.” American Academy of Religion Eastern International Regional Meeting; Ottawa, Ontario; April 27, 2002.

“The Greeks’ Embassy to Achilles: Mapping the Terrain of an Infelicitous Performance.” American Academy of Religion Eastern International Regional Meeting; Ithaca, NY; March 30, 2001.

“Saying as Doing: Performative Prayer and Mystical Ascent in Hermetic Hymnody.” American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting; Nashville, TN; November 18, 2000.

“Soul vs. Soul: Psyche in Hellenistic Philosophy and Early Christian Polemic.” American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting; Tacoma, WA; May 8, 1999.

“Greek Cosmology and the Opponents in the Authentikos Logos.” American Academy of Religion/ Society of Biblical Literature Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting; Portland, OR; May 9, 1998.

“Cosmology, Paideia, and Astral Ascent in the Hermetica and Origen.” American Academy of Religion/ Society of Biblical Literature Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting; Langley, British Columbia; May 2, 1997.

“The Cultural Construction of Gender and the Early Christian Exhortation to ‘Become Male.’” UCLA Graduate Student Conference on Late Antiquity; Los Angeles, CA; May 18, 1996.