I teach at Washington University in St. Louis, where I am the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion (with a joint appointment in the Law School and the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics). My courses include criminal law, law and religion, and the First Amendment. My scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related issues of political and legal theory. My first book, Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly, was published by Yale University Press in 2012. My second book, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2016.
In Fall 2016, I am teaching a law school seminar on Advanced Topics in the First Amendment and co-teaching (with Mark Valeri) an undergraduate course, “Religious Freedom in America.”