I am a scholar of religious studies at the University of Northern Iowa. My research interests center on the relationship between religion, law, and government in America. I’m curious about the way in which the category of “religion” has been understood in U.S. culture. In particular, I’m interested in how the U.S. government decides what counts as “religious,” and how it chooses to engage religious people, ideas, and institutions.

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