- Feminist and Queer Theologies
- Women in Western Religions
- Theories of Sacred Music in Western Religions
- Religion and Pop Music
- New Musicological Analysis of Biblical Texts Set to Music
- Ph.D., Religious Studies, McGill University, Montreal, 2000
- B.Ed., Secondary Education, University of New Brunswick,, 1993 (magna cum laude)
- M.A., Religious Studies, McGill University, 1990
- B.Mus., Music History, McGill University, 1984. (Practical studies in Church Organ)
- "Wiring the Shulammite for Ecological Ends: Aesthetic Paradoxes in Barry Truax's Song of Songs"
- Monograph: Amatory Interventions: The Song of Songs' Queer Musical Career.
- "Doric Boot-Straps: A Musical Semiotics of Muscular Christianity"
- "Foul Ooze: The Symboloc Interplay of Music and Blood in Hildegard's Hymn to St. Ursula and the 10 000 Martyrs
Selected Publications and Presentations
- “Hypo-Allergenic Musicologies: Brown and Hopps’ Unsung, Liberationist Allies,” International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church, Volume 20, 2020, Issue 1 (pub. March 19, 2020), pp. 23-37.
- "Till the Day Breathes and the Shadows Flee: The Song of Songs and the Spectral Turn" (peer review submission tbd)
- "Music and The Song of Songs: A Critical Introduction," Oxford Handbook on the Song of Songs, Fiona Black, ed. OUP
- "My Beloved is a Bass Line: Musical, De-colonial Interventions in Song Criticism and Sacred Erotic Discourse" The Bible and Critical Theory, 13:1 (2017): 54-83.
- “Post-War Trauma and Postmodern Love: Musical Double Entendres ‘in’ the Song of Songs” Biblical Interpretation 22:3 (2014): 253-291. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/15685152-00223p02
- "Sick with Love: The Musical Symptoms of a Shtetl-Bound Shulammite in Waszinki's Dybbuk," The Bible and Posthumanism. Semeia Studies Series, Society of Biblical Literature. Jennifer Koosed, ed. 2014. 105-136.
- "Penderecki's Iron Maiden: Intimacy and Other Anomalies in the Canticum canticorum salomonis," Bible Trouble: Queer Reading at the Boundaries of Biblical Scholarship. Semeia Studies Series, Society of Biblical Literature. Ken Stone and Teresa Hornsby, eds. 2011. 99-130.
- "Sour Grapes, Fermented Selves: Musical Shulammites Modulate Subjectivity," The Bible and Critical Theory, Volume 5/1 (2009): (electronic journal).
- "Chastening Tale: Refiguring Woman Across the Christian Fundamentalist-Feminist Divide," Fundamentalism and Women in World Religions, Arvind Sharma and Katherine K. Young, eds. New York: T. and T. Clark, 2007.
- Melting the Venusberg: A Feminist Theology of Music, New York: Continuum Publishing Group, 2004.
- "Re-Vamping the Cross: Galas's Musical Mnemonic of Promiscuity," Theology and Sexuality, Volume 15 (2001): 57-77.
- Religion, Globalisation, and Social Justice
- Gender and God-Talk
- Sex, God, Rock n' Roll: Re-vamping the Sacred
- History of Christian Thought
- Women and Western Religious Traditions
- Seminar on Religion and Embodiment
- RLST 216: Religion and Politics on Film
- Planning Committee for Graduate Program in Women and Gender Studies
- U of S Religious Studies Undergraduate and Graduate Committees
- Member of the U of S College of Graduate Studies and Research
- CAUT Defense Fund Trustee
- Chair of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Religion and Culture
- PhD Dissertation Committee: The Revd David Kim-Cragg (U of S History Dept.), "Religious Transnationalism in the Contact Zone: A History of the Korean-Canadian Church Partnership during the Korean Democratization Movement, 1970-79"