I'm a staff writer and critic at Vox.com, where I cover film, culture, and sometimes religion, and an associate professor of English and humanities at The King's College in New York City, where I teach courses on criticism and cultural theory.

Until September 2016, I was the critic at large at Christianity Today and regularly contributed criticism and features at a number of publications, including Rolling StoneVulture, RogerEbert.com, Pacific Standard, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Books & Culture, and others. My book How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, and Politics at the End of the Worldco-written with Robert Joustra, was published by Eerdmans in May 2016. I was one of three inaugural Art of Nonfiction Writing Fellows with the Sundance Institute in 2016-17. 

I regularly speak at conferences and events around the world about culture, criticism, religion, and film (and would love to talk about speaking at yours).