Research interests related to business and finance in the Middle East. Specific focus on the effect of political and economic crises on the Egyptian stock market and parallel markets for foreign exchange. I also work on issues related to small business finance and challenges facing women entrepreneurs in the Middle East. Special language expertise: Business and finance terms in Arabic, colloquial Egyptian Arabic expressions.
Early Christian Writings and Culture from the New Testament to Late Antiquity, Bible and Film, Pilgrimage, Mysticism, Gender and Religion, Early Irish Religion, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
History of religion and law of South and Southeast Asia, working on texts and inscriptions in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Old Javanese, and Old Tamil; National Endowment for the Humanities fellow and American Council of Learned Societies fellow, 2020-2021
Development Economics, Conflict and Peace Studies, and Migration