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 religion in the university's Bachelor of Arts. As a researcher I write about: religion in deliberative democratic practices; the technological legacies discernible in the history of religious books; and the persistence of metaphysical reality claims despite their philosophical critique. During 2018-19, I am researching the topic of Religious Print after the Enlightenment as an Australian Religious History Fellow at the State Library of New South Wales. For 2019-20 I am the Head of the university’s Cluster for Historical, Cultural and Critical Inquiry.