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.

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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 the Spring 2017 semester, I am teaching first-year criminal law.