Selected Essays and Book Chapters
"The Year of Living Supernaturally," in Rethinking History 21:1 (Jan 2016), 28-47.
"On the Catholic Waterfront: Struggling for Power, Opportunity, and Justice," in Terry Golway, ed. Catholics in New York: Society, Culture and Politics 1808-1946 (Fordham University Press, 2008), 162-73.
"No Search No Subject? Autism and the American Conversion Narrative," in Mark Osteen, ed., Autism and Representation (Routledge, 2008), 51-64.
"Christopher Kauffman, the U.S. Catholic Historian, and the Future of American Catholic History," in U.S. Catholic Historian 24 (Spring 2006), 19-26.
"Catholics in the Middle Atlantic," in Randall Balmer and Mark Silk, eds., Religion and Public Life in the Mid-Atlantic Region: The Fount of Diversity (AltaMira Press, 2006), 71-94.
"American Religion Since 1945," in Jean-Christophe Agnew and Roy Rosenzweig, eds., A Companion to Post-1945 America (Blackwell Publishing, 2002), 44-63.
"All Catholicism is Local: Teaching American Catholic Studies," American Catholic Studies 112 (Spring-Winter 2001),73-80.
"'A World Made Safe for Diversity:' The Vietnam Lobby and the Politics of Pluralism, 1945-1963," in Christian G. Appy, ed., Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of United States Imperialism, 1945-1966 (The University of Massachusetts Press, 2000), 217-237.
"Catholicism Ascendant: American Popular Culture in the 1950s," Culturefront 7 (Winter 1998-99), originally published in different form as "Alternative Sources of Catholic Intellectual Vitality," in U.S. Catholic Historian 13 (Winter 1995), 81-94.
"'The Great Beader:' Pete Axthelm and the Bonds of Tradition," in James T. Fisher, ed., Real Sports, Special Issue of South Atlantic Quarterly 95 (Spring 1996), 523-558.
"Clearing the Streets of the Catholic Lost Generation," in Thomas J. Ferraro, ed., Catholic Lives, Contemporary America (Duke University Press, 1997), 76-103 (published originally in South Atlantic Quarterly 93, Summer 1994).