About

I’m a freelance writer specialising in the intersection of popular religion and popular culture. I’ve written on sainthood, fame and popular icons, cults, pilgrimage and fandom, and a variety of other topics for publications including the Guardian, The New European, History Today and The Quietus, as well as speaking and writing in academic contexts.

My PhD research looked at the cult of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux – ‘the greatest saint of modern times’ – and its commercial promotion by her remarkable sister, Céline. You can read my thesis here.

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