Recent & Forthcoming Publications

2019   Response Chapter. In, Leslie Dorrough Smith (Ed.), The Architecture of the Academy: Processes, Institutions, and Power in the Academic Study of ReligionSheffield: Equinox Publishing. (Forthcoming)

2018  Marketing the Authentic Taco (May 1, 2018). Culture on the Edge (A Peer Reviewed Blog).

2018  A Report on “The Dharma and the Dime” From Washington DC. Co-authored with Elizabeth Williams Oerberg. Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies, (13), 161-167.

2017   Review of the book Varieties of Religious Invention. Founders and Their Functions in History, edited by Patrick Gray. Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses, 46(3), 465-476.

2017  Articulating Dinosaurs & Religions (The Story of Us). (October 13, 2017). Culture on the Edge (A Peer Reviewed Blog).

2017   I’m a Soon-to-be Dad (Response Chapter). In, Russell T. McCutcheon (Ed.), Fabricating Identities. Sheffield: Equinox Publishing. (Forthcoming)

2017   Are there any religions that do not have official leaders. In, Aaron W. Hughes & Russell T. McCutcheon (Eds.), Religion in 5 Minutes. Sheffield: Equinox.

2017   Is being a vegetarian a religious thing for some people?  In, Aaron W. Hughes & Russell T. McCutcheon (Eds.), Religion in 5 Minutes. Sheffield: Equinox.

2017   Are Eastern religions as connected to violence as Western religions seem to be In, Aaron W. Hughes & Russell T. McCutcheon (Eds.), Religion in 5 Minutes. Sheffield: Equinox.

2017   Am I a Buddhist because I am Vegetarian? : Teaching at the Intersections of Religion & Food. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 46 (2).

2017   Got Legit Milk. (March 2, 2017). Culture on the Edge (A Peer Reviewed Blog).

2017   Manufacturing Fast Food Founders. (February 28, 2017). Culture on the Edge (A Peer Reviewed Blog).

2017   Is Tom Brady Vegan, Vegetarian, or Just Another Ominvore?. (February 20, 2017). Culture on the Edge (A Peer Reviewed Blog).


Recent Presentations (Conferences, Workshops, & Public Talks)

2018 Value(s) in Action: Commodification, Social Enterprises, & Marketing as Acts of Legitimation. Value, Values and Religion In the Contemporary World, Workshop at the Center for the Contemporary Buddhist Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2017 Balancing Value and Values: Buddhist Social Economic Enterprises on Prince Edward Island. Panel: The Dharma and the Dime: Ethics and Economics in the Anthropology of Buddhism, American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.

2017  “Religion” is the Opium of the Scholar. Panel – The Things We Study When We Study Religion: The Scholar, North American Association for the Study of Religion, Boston, MA.

2017 “Rolls of Love”: Food Insecurity, Vulnerable Populations, and Buddhist Food Programs. Panel: Anthropology of Religion, American Academy of Religion Conference, Boston, MA.

2017 The Spectrum of Buddhism in North America: Case Studies from a Small Island (Guest Lecture). University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana. November 8, 2017.

2017 Kapital 150: The Relevance of Marx an Introduction. Kapital 150: Symposium on the Relevance of Marx Today. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. November 3, 2017.

2017  Food for Thought: Socially Engaged Buddhism, Social Frictions, & the Economy. Religious Studies Seminar Series. Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. January 27, 2017.

2016  Integration, Acceptance, and The Market: Buddhist Food Projects on Prince Edward Island, Buddhism in the Global Eye: Beyond East and West.  University of British Columbia.

2016  Breaking Corn and Forging Solidarities: “Come From Away” Buddhist Food Sharing Initiatives, Solidarit(i)es Conference – CASCA and SANA 2016, Dalhousie University, Halifax: Nova Scotia.

2015  Reinvigorating the market: Taiwanese Buddhist ethical food projects on Prince Edward Island. Presentation: Buddhism in the West Panel, American Academy of Religion Conference, Atlanta: Georgia.

2015  Food Practices Panel & Presentation: Cross-cultural Communions: Eating, Dialoguing and the Formation of Transnational Communities Through Food. Ways of Knowing Conference, Harvard University. Boston: Massachusetts.

2015  Presider: Ritual Practices Panel. Canadian Society for the Study of Religion Conference, University of Ottawa.

2015  Sustaining Where the Buffalo Roam: The Emergence of Taiwanese Buddhism on Prince Edward Island. Roundtable: Transnational Religious Identity and Practice in North America, at the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion Conference, University of Ottawa.

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