I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Newcastle, Australia. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, England. The courses I teach cover philosophical and historical studies of world religions in the university's Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degrees. My current research themes investigate: the history of religious books; religion in deliberative democratic theory; and, the critique of metaphysics. During 2018-19, I am researching enlightenment era religious print as an Australian Religious History Fellow at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney. For 2019-20 I am Head of the university’s Cluster for Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry.