Current Research

Much of my recent work engages the emergent field of remix studies with a particular focus on forms of remix that are critical and subversive, but also the metaphorical extension of the concept outside audio-visual applications into cultural at large. This has informed work I've been doing on new religious movements like The Missionary Church of Kopimism that embrace remix as a sacred act, and trends in certain religious traditions that aim to get back to an "original" form. This is also the focus of my dissertation: in brief, I'm developing a conceptual metaphorical model of remix for studying religious traditions, their developments, and practices. The project is currently titled, "Righteous Remixes, Sacred Mashups: Rethinking Authority, Authenticity, and Originality in the Study of Religion."