Faith and Religion

Not Your Tibetan Buddhism” (Aeon, April 2018)

The Surprisingly Cutthroat Business of Communion Crackers” (VICE, April 2017)

The Specter of A Sword: Fears of Forced Conversions to Islam in Borneo” (Awl, January 2017)

Baby Jesus Was Kind of A Dick” (VICE, December 2016)

Ancient Mesopotamian Sheep’s Liver Magic Predicted Trump’s Rise” (VICE, December 2016)

How Islamophobes Weaponize Pork” (VICE, October 2016)

Permanent Buddhism” (Tricycle, May 2016)

Muslims Love Jesus” (VICE, December 2015)

The Science behind The Virgin Birth” (VICE, December 2015)

Safe in a Sacred Space” (VICE, November 2015)

“My Encounter with A Woman Who Proves That Swiss Islamophobia Exists” (Liberty, June 2015)

I Tried to Cure My Self-Loathing with A Shaman on The Streets of New York” (VICE, June 2015)

Big Trouble in Shangri-La” (BRIO, June 2015)

Forcing China’s Uyghurs to Dance against Fundamentalism” (VICE Magazine [Front of Book], May 2015 [April 2015 Issue])

The Followers of a Wrathful Buddhist Spirit Take on The Dalai Lama” (VICE Mag, March 2015)

Iceland to Build a Pagan Temple–Followers of Odin, Freya, and Thor, Rejoice” (VICE, February 2015)

A Muslim Cleric Caused A Massive Spike in Selfies by Declaring Selfies a Sin” (VICE, January 2015)

A Woman in Britain Is Making Faceless ‘Islamic Dolls’” (VICE, December 2014)

The Holy Bones of Pittsburgh” (Roads & Kingdoms, December 2014)

The Association of Nigerian Witches and Wizards Is Helping To Fight Boko Haram” (VICE, October 2014)

Turkmenistan is Finally Putting the Ruhnama Behind Them” (VICE, July 2014)

Meet The Violent Buddhists Starting Riots In Sri Lanka” (VICE, June 2014)

The Rise of the Sheikha” (VICE, June 2014)

A Summer Camp For Christian Youth Used To Belong To A Different Cult” (VICE, May 2014)

Do Shamans Still Believe in the Magic of Shamanism?” (VICE, February 2014)

This Guy Wants to Trip You into A Parallel Reality via Bagpipes” (VICE, January 2014)

“Leon Moosavi: Conversion to Islam in Contemporary Britain–Interrogation and Negotiation” (The New Muslim Survey, March 2013)

The Noodly Conundrum: States and Their Uneasy Reactions to Joke Religions” (Global Affairs Magazine, August 2011)

“Religious Networks Assuming State Role (And It’s Not Always Bad)” (Global Affairs Magazine, May 2011)