Professional & Academic

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

2020. “ICCPR Article 27 as a Basis for Multilingual Library Services: Implications of Treaty Implementation in the US Context.” International Journal of Librarianship 5, no. 1: 61–77.

2020. “Digital Humanities and Critical Engagement: The Case of the Scottish Corpus of Texts & Speech and Wee Windaes.” In Transformative Digital Humanities: Challenges and Opportunities, edited by Marta Deyrup and Mary Balkun. Routledge.

2020. “The Still Center as Invented Topos: Static Pilgrimage in Aristasia.” International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 8, no. 3: 77–86.

2019. “Functions of the Guanyin Image in Mediating a Christian Tradition: The Filianic Reception of Guanyin as a Case Study in Transreligious Theology.” International Journal of Buddhist Thought & Culture 29, no. 2 (December): 207–32.

2019. “Twenty Years of Theological Markup Languages: A Retro- and Prospective.” Theological Librarianship 12, no. 1: 40–9.

2019. “La bibliothèque n’a pas détruit le français (mais elle va le faire revivre): Roles for Louisiana’s Academic Libraries in French Revitalization.” CODEX: The Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the ACRL 5, no. 2: 87–101.

2013. “Iyaric as a Western Cultural Matrix for the Translation of Sanskrit.” Nikaa: Online Refereed Journal of Sanskrit Studies 2, no. 2: 25–32.

2011. “And They Were Sore Afraid: An Analysis of Angelophanic Fear in the Old and New Testaments.” American Journal of Biblical Theology 13, no. 21.

2010. “Created Equal: Slavery and America’s Muslim Heritage.” CrossCurrents 60, no. 4: 549–60.


To appear. “The Hidden Language Policy of China’s Research Evaluation Reform.” Contemporary China Centre Blog (November).

2019. “Libraries and Language Preservation: A Defining Generational Moment.” Journal of New Librarianship 4, no. 1: 137–41.

2019. “Linguistic Equity as Open Access: Internationalizing the Language of Scholarly Communication.” Journal of Academic Librarianship.

2019. “Confronting Linguistic Bias: The Case for an Open Human Language.” In The Open Organization Guide for Educators: Transformative Teaching and Learning for a Rapidly Changing World, edited by B. Behrenshausen, 163–9. Red Hat, Inc. [Originally published 30 April 2019 at]

2019. “Academic Travel Culture Is Not Only Bad for the Planet, It Is Also Bad for the Diversity and Equity of Research.” LSE Impact Blog, 19 March. [Most viewed post of 2019.]

Invited Talks

2020. “Skotlando tra verdtinkturaj okulvitroj: eksterlanda vidpunkto pri la regno per la Movado.” Presented at the 115th congress of the Scottish Esperanto Association, online, 30 May.

2019. “Altmetrics for Energy Research.” Presented at Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library, 11 March.

Conference Activity

2020. “Altmetrics for National and Global Security.” Presented as part of “Metrics 2020: Workshop on Informetric and Scientometric Research” in conjunction with the ASIS&T 83rd Annual Meeting, online, 22 October.

2020. “LPC Community in Conversation: Let’s Discuss Publishing Platforms.” Session co-organized and co-hosted with Ally Laird and Amanda Hurford at the Library Publishing Forum, online, 6 May.

2020. “How to ‘Publish Online…’ : Web-based Outputs Beyond PDF and EPUB.” Poster presented at the Library Publishing Forum, online, 6 May.

2019. “Thinking Outside the WordPress/Drupal/Joomla Box: Considerations for Choosing a CMS in the 21st Century Library.” Presented at the Louisiana Virtual Academic Library Conference, online, 7 November.

2019. “Defining Digital Theology: Barthian Reflections on the Role of Open Access and Electronic Publishing in the Theological Toolkit.” Presented at Atla Annual, Vancouver, BC, 13 June. [Published in Atla Summary of Proceedings 73: 243–6.]

2018. “Applications of Interlinguistics for Improving Interoperability and Stability of Metadata in Linked Open Data Environments.” Presented at The Future of Cataloging: RDA, Linked Data, and More, Amigos Library Services online conference, 8 November.

2018. “Implications of the Deep Web for Academic Libraries.” In The Web is Lovely, Dark, and Deep: A Shallow Dive Beneath the Surface, chaired by Suzanne Hunt. Panel held at the conference of the Minnesota Library Association, St. Cloud, MN, 11 October.

2017. “Fiction Writing as a Form of Pilgrimage in an Invented Religion.” Presented at the fourth international online conference of the Pagan/Academic European Associates Network (PAEAN), 28 June.

2013. “The Eucharistic Theology of Arthur Edward Waite as Presented in the Tarot.” Presented at the online conference of the American Tarot Association, 26 October.

2010. “Bursting the Dam: Norm and Exception in the Career of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, 1848–1853.” Presented at Normes et exceptions: norme entre obéissance, existence et résistance, conference of the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, 7 October.

2008. “Created and Creator: A Comparison of Arian Christology with the Teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.” Presented at the third annual University of Alaska Anchorage undergraduate philosophy conference, Anchorage, AK, 6 April.

Encyclopædia Entries

2018. “Druidry,” “Elders and Priestesses,” “Heathenry,” “Neo Paganism,” and “Radha and Gopi Girls.” In Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History (vols. 1 & 2), edited by Susan De-Gaia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Other Publications and Presentations

2020. “Taking Action Toward Equity and Inclusion: Open Access Week 2020.” Atla SCOOP, 6 October. [Co-authored with Christine Fruin.]

2020. “From DOIs to ORCiDs: How Persistent Identifiers Work (and How to Make Them Work for You).” Atla SCOOP, 26 June.

2020. “Open Source at Atla Open Press: A Peek Inside the Toolbox.” Atla SCOOP, 28 February.

2019. “‘Open for Whom?’ : Reflections on the 2019 International Open Access Week Theme.” Atla SCOOP, 1 October.

2019. “Science Fiction and the Para-Religious.” The Religious Studies Project, 8 June.

2019. “Leaving Library School & Entering the Temple of Apollo.” Hack Library School, 16 April.

2019. “Vocational Awe and the Awesomeness of Vocation.” Hack Library School, 28 March.

2019. “Academic Currency and Leprechaun Gold.” Hack Library School, 21 February.

2019. “LibTech Leadership: An Interview with ALA Leadership Institute Attendee Jennifer Chan.” LITA Blog, 21 February.

2019. “Library Hand: An Unexpected 21st Century Skill.” Hack Library School, 24 January.

2018. “Saving Money with a Second Master’s.” Hack Library School, 22 November.

2018. “Let Someone Carry Your Excitement.” Hack Library School, 25 October.

2018. “Mother Earth, Sister Earth: A Response to the RSP Interview with Dr. Susannah Crockford.” The Religious Studies Project, 4 October.

2018. “How to Cheat on the Language Skills Section of Your Library Résumé.” Hack Library School, 25 September.

2018. “Deferring Library School (and Getting a Library Job).” Hack Library School, 7 June.

2017. “The Perils and Promise of ‘Authenticity’.” The Religious Studies Project, 17 September.

2017. “Messengers of Many Gods: A Response to the RSP Interview with Tehri Utriainen.” The Religious Studies Project, 8 June.

2017. “Coeducation and the Virtue Gap.” Feminism & Religion, 28 March.

2017. “Theologies that Cannot Be: A Response to the RSP Interview with Dr. Caroline Blythe.” The Religious Studies Project, 9 March.

2017. “Response: The Blind Leading the Seeing.” Implicit Religion 20, no. 4.

2016. “What is Right with Pagan Studies? : A Response to Ethan Doyle White.” The Religious Studies Project, 20 October.

2016. “Jesus in World Religions.” Guest lecture presented at Wood Lake Bible Camp, Grantsburg, WI, 16 July.

2013. “It’s the New Mother Nature Taking Over: A Re-Reading of Edmund in Shakespeare’s King Lear.” The Montreal Review (February).

2011. “The Empress’ Bouquet: An Analysis of the Floral Symbolism in Atu III.” Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition 21, no. 3.