Writer & Historian – Christians, Jews, and Indigenous people in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and North America.


I am a writer and historian specializing in the spiritual and moral lives of people living in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, and their descendants across North America. In fiction and non-fiction, I focus on the intersections and interactions between Christian, Jewish, and Indigenous people in those worlds.

I came to the University of Minnesota system from the University of Cambridge, UK. I am an Associate Professor and teach about history, memory, and writing.